There are many best and top lists that are created that are over arbitrary and do not consider the broader context. Think of the best or top list you have read and wonder how they were formulated. Often the list created doesn’t declare how it was formulated or if there were paid endorsements. Over the […]
Is it a trend or just a bright shiny new thing?
Many trends are not trends but just bright shiny new things that will flame out in a hurry. Think of the internet sensations that were toted as the latest trend but didn’t last a month. Now, when I say trend, I mean something that lasts beyond a few weeks or a couple of months and […]
Commentary is cheap. Are you ready to commit fully?
When you make a comment or post a tweet, it is often a cheap one-way transaction that often lacks insight. Sometimes, it can be fun and just a flippant one-off comment that you hope gives someone a smile or laugh. But all too often, commentary has become a cheap shot to prove a viewpoint rather […]
Are you ready to commit to a continued conversation?
Criticising a design or person, or topic can create tension or discourage designers or government officials when they are trying to achieve the best they can. Also, people and countries are at different stages of development. They have different cultural and social expectations, and my or your opinion may assist them. Still, unless there is […]
There is no one worldview
There is no one worldview, and there is no one correct opinion. People are constantly becoming more insular and more tribal about their view of the world and that everything should be the same or follow a certain design paradigm or social construct. If we have learnt anything from history is that your view (opinion) […]