The Reversal

In the beginning, fathers embarrass their sons. Later, sons embarrass their fathers. And if embarrassing your son is cool, my dad was Miles Davis. For some kids, their dads yell too loud at a soccer game. For others, dad oversteps from chaperoning to moonwalking at the middle school dance. For some, it’s post-workout grunting while… Continue reading The Reversal

The Design of Everyday Things: Revised and Expanded Edition by Don Norman: Highlights

The one thing I can predict with certainty is that the principles of human psychology will remain the same, which means that the design principles here, based on psychology, on the nature of human cognition, emotion, action, and interaction with the world, will remain unchanged. LOCATION: 215 Affordances define what actions are possible. Signifiers specify… Continue reading The Design of Everyday Things: Revised and Expanded Edition by Don Norman: Highlights

The Beautiful Game

Before graduate school, I had the opportunity to take a trip to Argentina with some of my future classmates. Other than eating steak for lunch and dinner for eight days in a row, the memory that my mind drifts back to the most is my first real Latin American soccer game. Naturally, there are A-league… Continue reading The Beautiful Game

Nokia

Who would have thought that Finland, a country known mostly for wood products, would create Nokia–a company that first used mobile communication to facilitatite connections between forestry and milling locations hard to reach with traditional telephony? Christopher M. Schroeder, “Startup Rising” The Entrepreneurial Revolution Remaking the Middle East” Entrepreneurship and innovation happens within context–your region’s… Continue reading Nokia