2016’s been a hell of a year. Here’s A Little Levity on The Interconnected that looks at some of the weirder bits of the year.
In Documenting the Core, I wrote about the core values that are used for design, and the methodology, principles, and design decisions, and why I’ll be writing more about them in the future.
Another post on The Interconnected, this time about how sometimes we get in our own way. We tend to assume it’s easier to use the tools we have than learn to new tools — which is fair most of the time, but sometimes it’s dead wrong.
I am honored to be the author of the first post on a new website, The Interconnected. Styled a bit after The Pastry Box and a bit after goals of our own, Dylan Wilbanks, Elaine Nelson, and I built The Interconnected to be a place to discuss how we connect to each other and how, as connected people, we tie into the web. You can read more about our goals.
My first post, Cuckoos and Connections, discusses the expectations that we set for each other — and the way that every one of us, in some way, breaks someone else’s expectations.
Once upon a time, we all had problems trying to figure out what the best way to set context for communications were. Then one woman noticed that we could use the format of a good old fashioned fairy tale to introduce basic storytelling skills that provide succinct and clear messages to our peers. She wrote a story about it for A List Apart, and there it garnered a reasonable amount of acclaim and interest.
Read Once Upon a Time on A List Apart.