Jason Yore

Etiquette in design

Here's a great article from FastCo Design on Etiquette in design. I absolutely love this quote they found from Charles Eames: "The role of the architect, or the designer, is that of a very good, thoughtful host, all of whose energy goes into trying to anticipate the needs of his…

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Context collapse

Context collapse is a newly relevant term in design. It often refers to a breakdown that can occur in social media when a message intended for one particular audience leaks out to a larger, unintended audience. Michael Wesch, a pioneer of the term Context Collapse, defines it as "an infinite…

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The ant on the beach

Herb Simon, wrote a parable called The ant on the beach in which he describes an ant seemingly wandering aimlessly through the sand on a beach. Why would an ant take such a circuitous path to get to another location? Simon argues that the complexity of the ant’s actions…

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What is contextual design?

The purpose of this site is to explore designing for context. Oxford dictionary defines context as "the circumstances that form the setting for an event, statement, or idea, and in terms of which it can be fully understood and assessed." Contextual Design aims to design systems that can understand and…

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