Annually posted, never asked for.Read more ›
I think the headline is bait and the sentiment is a little radical -- as someone who's been working with more behavioral-based personas for a long time, I'd say there's plenty of use personas still have as a design tool. It's just that people, especially marketers, have been using them poorly for years.
However, Microsoft's inclusive "persona spectrum" idea is great. It helps to demonstrate that accessibility and inclusion aren't just about (for instance) serving blind users, they're about serving everyone in as many cases as we can.
Following up on all the bad takes on design thinking (some of which they published), Fast Co has a small interview with an IDEO partner about why everyone suddenly hates design thinking. Short answer: it's just a tool, and one that looks shiny enough that there are tons of people using it poorly.
Evaluating a new(ish) evaluation framework.Read more ›
Everyone's mad about design thinking for different reasons. They can't all be right, but design thinking is totes bad.Read more ›
I sat down with my son (5) and the Alesis Micron that is now anchoring my live set and we made a little track together. It was going to be called "Disco Slash" but for unknown reasons, he retitled it to the less inspiring "Disco Party." I helped with the mechanics but all the sequencing is him.
A cool video with Tony Visconti discussing the creation of "Heroes," the title song of maybe the best of Bowie's Berlin albums.Read more ›
New synth rig of old stuff.Read more ›