…ryday life, we are not usually told what the psychological qualities are of the objects we use. But when something is designed with a clear intention, that intention is more effectively channeled through that creation and conveyed to the recipient of that design.
…s our Self, we pass on our attributes, vision, and intent to others when they consume what we make. Design is the culmination of intention, values, and principles manifested in tangible form and passed on to another. Design has the power to shape how we think and feel.
Many organizations incorporate understanding people as a part of an overall cycle, only to run into trouble. When they try to exert the least effort for the greatest clarity in deeply understanding people, it doesn’t actually fit into the process. There’s not enough time for it. Teams value the knowledge but are constrained to make do with shortcuts, which sometimes lead to sloppy pseudo-science. Teams invent people’s perspectives out of quantitative data or survey choices. They unconsciously assume a person thinks a certain way because of a demographic correlation. To avoid these risks — to allow time for deep understanding, I recommend that you sever deep unders…
… WILL get dealt with. (If it doesn’t, you can email me personally at email@example.com)
4. One of the thing I’ve learned as I’ve tried to be a stronger ally (and just a more empathetic person)is that what’s INTENDED is often less important than the emotional reaction you create, so my main take-away today is that we clearly blew it with our language choices here. But I want y…
My hope is that my future children will look back at this time that their parents were willing to go against the status quo to choose gender equality. And they’ll look back with novelty, oh what a time, when men and women weren’t equal. Because by the act of changing our names, symbols to represent equality, we were one part of changing the world to be just that. Equal.
…in our culture, it’s the top contender for a secure password reminder at banks and in online forms. When I came to better understand our own history, as recently as the 1970’s, state laws in the US still mandated that a married woman needed to use her husband’s name to vote, open a bank account, or get a passport.