Friday, April 30, 2010

SALT of the Earth

Use and Usability: Design Philosophy for the Real World has been accepted as an alternate at the August 2010 SALT e-learning conference in Arlington,VA. Will the various and manifold federales and salarymen listen or heckle? Their reaction to the idea of simplicity and common sense in online information design (in other words - 'e-learning') will be informative.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Conventional wisdom is only wise at conventions.

Monday, April 26, 2010


Don't be a process whore. Processes are supposed to serve you and the work you do -- not the other way around.

And if the people running the show - management, client, whoever - are convinced that their function is to serve and promote the process above all else, well... that's what we call a bad job.

Do a good one.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Is it a fix? Is it an upgrade?

Is it conceptual bondo?

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Sand Castle

It's like building a sand castle. Possibilities, the exhilaration of committing to design decisions...

But sometimes the sand is dry.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

A thousand words

A picture, they say, is worth a thousand words. If you use a picture where only a few words are required (or appropriate), you should get change.

Friday, April 2, 2010


Content for the sake of content -- adding something when you have nothing new or nothing more to say -- is called "noise."