find/follow John many places..
perhaps try wikipedia,
or this site:
below – notes from bif6 – intro to John:
The about clock – west coast laid back time keeper
Weird thing in tech – wasn’t getting better = actually getting worse
Compae manuals for car to manual for camera.. is anything really getting any better
The history of tech… then bandwidth came… then we could text
Then cell phone – and we can text
So – is anything really changing – wrote a book on simplicity, found mit in simplicity
Realization – we are in a recession and told that way to get out is through advancement of science,tech, math
That is why nationwide schools are closing art schools to fit them with chem labs
If innovation anywhere is just stem it’s missing something
Turned stem into steam
Bring art into the equation
A different kind of thinking
Idea based, intuition, design
Innovation is stem and idea thinking – these two sides have to balance out
Thinking is powerful – do you have any proof
Misfit – people who look for integrity, seeking truth with your hands, that kind of desire, is what is needed in innovation today
Won’t be found in a tech school or a business school
Innovators don’t just ppt the design thinking theme,
Strange things happening, not traditional tech innovations
Devotion to craft, something that doesn’t make any sense..
The world of making things again with your hands…
Don’t support the communities – but engage in them…
He’s at risd – images
quote found in his images – several times:
all i want to be is someone who makes new things. and thinks about them.
John joining Matt‘s automattic as global head
Khai (@ThamKhaiMeng) tweeted at 6:34 AM – 12 Jan 2018 :
Great program from @johnmaeda connects designers from remote and rural towns with designers around the world. https://t.co/dsutCS8UaG(http://twitter.com/ThamKhaiMeng/status/951809551891861504?s=17)
As the head of design and inclusion for Automattic, which runs WordPress.com, one of Maeda’s charges is to ensure that the company does have a diverse workforce. And because WordPress’s growth depends upon people creating websites, the company has to reach people who may not have thought about making a site for their small business or expressing themselves online.
“How could we really as a tech company engage more populations that fall outside the normal Silicon Valley culture?” Maeda says.
I think the goal of the project is to let students in Kentucky understand that they can have a voice as prominent as anyone else on the internet.”
tech as it could be – listen to all (7 bn plus.. everyday) the voices.. and facil that
John Maeda (@johnmaeda) tweeted at 6:51 AM – 12 Jan 2018 :
The next step in the design of the #WordPress experience is looking very capital-G Guuuut(enberg). https://t.co/T7vc1w2mJ1 via @matias_ventura @karmatosed @altjoen https://t.co/LQQvz9iNi0 (http://twitter.com/johnmaeda/status/951813994540683264?s=17)
Inclusion per @johnmaeda widened my view of technology. I may have found a new way to express myself … a self for others. https://t.co/nrtgfsNNEd
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/RayJimenez/status/972650103734284289
Computers aren’t good at inclusion. They’re good at exclusion, because they’re only based on past data. The business opportunity for the future-thinking designer is in inclusion. — Fast Company on the 2018 Design in Tech Report..t
perhaps they’ve only been based on past data.. in the past.. the human opp is in connection.. listening to all the voices .. everyday.. as it could be
- AI is extremely proficient at tedious tasks that no human should really have to do, like: adjust image contrast, correct messy lines, and re-style images.. t
let’s try.. *like: listen to and facil 7 bn daily curiosities
- So getting out of the tech bubble can be a simple yet powerful way to better connect with “real” people who don’t really need what is being created today. *Ultimately, it becomes a way to design and make better products for all people..t
perhaps *ultimately, it becomes a way to use self-talk as data and make better connections for all people
because.. work.. as solving other people’s problems .. isn’t working that well
John Maeda (@johnmaeda) tweeted at 5:20 AM – 30 Mar 2018 :
“So what is #Gutenberg anyway?” —Automattic Designer @courtney0burton https://t.co/Rj50RgTqU9 (http://twitter.com/johnmaeda/status/979679743556706304?s=17)
John Maeda (@johnmaeda) tweeted at 5:22 AM – 30 Mar 2018 :
“A visual preview and overall editing experience is such a joy to use and something #WordPress has sorely needed for a long time.” —Automattic Designer @jameskoster on #Gutenberg https://t.co/nupqlcutVi (http://twitter.com/johnmaeda/status/979680151561744384?s=17)
Tech is good at making cool things, but Tech’s not so good at making useful things. I struggle to find useful things these days.
i think we’re missing what it could be.. big time.. and perhaps.. precisely because we’ve still got that hierarchical format for listening.. ie: you can’t hear me..
1\ there’s no way we (a person) can listen to all the voices
2\ trying to (listen to all the voices) is one of our biggest.. shiny ness .. problems.. our focus should be to listen to our own heart/voice.. otherwise we’re spinning our wheels listening to not-us voices.. (reason for 2 convo infra)
3\ even if you could listen.. ie: hear me now.. the infra/system is set up that first i need to be speaking your language.. which takes up my day.. so that by the time i get to your language.. i’m never speaking that original voice/message anyway.. (reason for idio-jargon‘d self-talk infra)
and so.. we need a tech to listen to all the voices w/o judgment.. and facil that