On meta-design and algorithmic design systems
We’re not always designing for the cinema audience, sometimes it’s purely for the director and actors,”
It’s less about delivering on a user’s request, and more about responding to the needs they haven’t expressed yet, like bathroom mirrors that adjust the room’s lighting based on stress levels and educational robots that edit a child’s tutoring plan based on their attention span and frustration level.
we'll hail autonomous vehicles that are parts of dispatch networks, like Uber or Lyft. The networks will be reliable and efficient, like subway systems are, and therefore affordable.
“What got you here won’t get you there,”
“What got you here won’t get you there,” he says. “Eight filters will not change the world for us, so we need to think differently.”
An icon can represent a thousand different words, and that is precisely the problem.
While the icon is a colorful doorway into the Instagram app, once inside the app, we believe the color should come directly from the community’s photos and videos.
Notifications at the wrong time are worse than useless. Irrelevant pings not only get ignored, but the noise they create dilutes focus, causes frustration and a false sense of urgency.
Embrace the idea of a yes-reply email address.
Seek out jobs with fast learning cycles
But the next 2.5bn people to adopt smartphones may turn out to be a different story. They will mostly live outside the developed and wealthy parts of the world and they will look to their smartphones to deliver essential services that they have not been receiving at all – from the web or from the offline world.
If people know it’s going to ship, they invest in it. If you have a culture where you kill stuff all the time, you won’t get the best out of your people, and the best people are going to walk.
Let's say you'd like to build a phone that's easier to interact with while you're driving. You could just try to study people driving with their phones. Or you could actually study how the blind use their phones.