Weekly Learning: Race, Designer, Accessibility, and AI

Race Race is quite a topic, but you can’t really talk about diversity or inclusion without talking about racism, can you? Maybe the best entry book to know more about racism is White Fragility or How to Be an Antiracist, while the article How to See Race provides some critical insights in the way we…

You Know the Next Item on My Bucket List

The Previous Item I had always wanted to write a book that helps everyone understand design. It was on my bucket list for a very long time. When I was an editor in a publishing house, I wondered why there are no such books (which is not true, of course). By the time I was…

Weekly Learning: Watchmen, Housing, Humour, and Faith

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? McKinsey Settles for Nearly $600 Million Over Role in Opioid Crisis is the latest in a long history of big consultancies putting their own interests above everything else, including ethics and human lives. Specifically: The settlements come after lawsuits unearthed a trove of documents showing how McKinsey worked to drive sales…

Weekly Learning: Alcohol, Learning, Principles, and Good Design

Alcohol The Surprising Reason Why Alcohol Stores Are Considered Essential Services reveals what, perhaps, many have suspected: “Though research shows that alcohol abuse may worsen individual Covid-19 symptoms and other issues like depression, suicidality, and domestic abuse, even those adverse outcomes may not outweigh the pressure that a vast wave of alcohol withdrawal would have…

Design, Acting, and the Fourth Wall

A conversation regarding an actor prompted me to revisit a few thoughts on the similarities between design and acting. I always think that, screen acting is a bit like product design, stage acting is a bit like service design. Screen Acting is Like Product Design Screen acting attends to the camera, and the camera is…