Just a few Quick Notes

A tweet lead to this NYTimes article, “How the Recession Reshaped the Economy in 255 Charts” by Updated: JUNE 6, 2014

Notice the data visualization on the first page of the article. Those graphs showing up the upward trends tend to be bubbles. What you don’t see is how the category for each of those bubbles consumes the future. What you don’t see is the shadow cast by those upward efforts. Those shadows tell us how long it will be before we can sell again. The heights tell us of the more immediate or historic falls, the black swans, the fragility, the lost valuations, and the lost bits of the larger world suddenly smaller.

Another tweet led to another NYT article more conventional, “A 3-D View of a Chart That Predicts The Economic Future: The Yield Curve by and MARCH 18, 2015. Imagine your roadmap on this curve.

The figure below is not one of mine, but I thought it was neat enough to buy the book it was in, “How To Be Interesting,” by Jessica Hagy. I picked it up at an airport bookstore a while back. I don’t usually read self-help books, but this one was an exception. As for the figure, it reminded me to see the numerous contexts beyond the reach of our offer into the user experience.

Features w Use Cases

How far do you want to reach into the user experience? As for myself, I’ll reach into the underlying cognition via ethnography. I’ll insist on attention being focused on carrier rather than carried, on the real world that existed before programmers showed up, rather than carrier focused toys. Toys are fine. They’re just not me.

Anyway, enjoy. Comments please.


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