Not long ago, I wanted to consider how we could provide better tools for foresight, insight and action for individual people to use in their everyday life. The FICO score seems like a great case study.
Credit scores, like FICO, are … Read more ›
Welcome to the Haphazard Technology Generator
I created this out of a desire to understand creativity, how technologies fit into everyday life, and the development of risk.
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The Institute for the Future’s (IFTF) 2010 Map of the Decade is part of their annual Ten-Year Forecast which uses foresight and scenario planning to help organizations navigate change. Entitled “The Future is a High-Resolution Game”, the research materials … Read more ›
Towards the last quarter of 2010, the Society for the Study of Evolution (SSE) held an open contest to design its new logo. They constraints were that it had to fit certain dimensions and show the word “evolution” or “SSE”.
Mock-up … Read more ›
Open publication – Free publishing – More service design
Ludwig Wittgenstein was a Viennese philosopher intent on language, its meaning, and its interactions with the physical environmentâ€“Â or more precisely, the public space of use. His writings have influenced education, mathematics, art, and others for their critical approach to … Read more ›
This post consists of some notes that looking at the analogy of natural & artificial selection to design and its consequences. A worthwhile paper on a related but different topic is Christina Cogdell’s Products or Bodies? Streamline Design and Eugenics … Read more ›
Philip Zimbardo conveys how our individual perspectives of time affect our work, health and well-being. Time influences who we are as a person, how we view relationships and how we act in the world. Via RSA
It’s not often that unfunded proposals make their way into disinfecting daylight. Sometimes you try again, and sometimes you just let them waste away among the dusty electrons of your hard drive.
I don’t know which category this one falls … Read more ›
This find (thanks Dharmang) describes a history and accounting of the Transactional Arts–which is art, where a transaction is explicitly part of the work.
Daniela Plewe’s discussion brings me back to some thoughts and notes I made about Marcel Duchamp’s Coefficient … Read more ›
This was a post that I initially wrote for the ‘Telling Stories’ discussion group that is made up of recipients of the Wellcome Trust’s International Engagement Award.Â The group practices public engagement with public health and science from a variety … Read more ›
This is one of the best popular articles I have read on the psychological factors affecting individual and group decision making in complex, high-stakes uncertainty. The focus of this article is on climate change, but the implication can be … Read more ›