Entries Tagged as 'delusion'

Monday, April 20th, 2015

UX Cruelty

Don’t blame it on the algorithm — assuming you’re designing experiences for “happy, upbeat, good-life users” might make you a terrible person.   My friend is going through a divorce. Like nearly 5 million other Americans. And recently Facebook greeted her with this careless user experience:   When this UX intrusion happened to her, it reminded me of a similar, […]

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

The Future of Brands and Social Media

We used to understand that brands were run by humans. But now, a decade in to social media, we are beginning to experience brands as human. And our technology is increasingly improving at executing the simulation.  . . In the future, it will have begun, like you knew it would, during the 2015 Super Bowl. “The Coca-Cola Company spent a […]

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

Hardcore Norm

Because dressing different is such a cliché.   art by Curtis Mead   “The kids are doing the normcore,” my friend Quang said, trying out the new phrase with a deliberate, old fart dialect. Only a few moments earlier I had tossed off the word like common parlance. “‘Normcore?’” he had repeated, making sure he’d […]

Monday, October 14th, 2013

Objectionable

Our technology is turning us all into objects. And it doesn’t matter how you treat objects, does it?   I have been responsible for more selfies than most people. I didn’t take them. They’re not of me. But I launched an app which allows users to easily create mirrored images. So the leap from this: […]

Friday, May 10th, 2013

The Search For Stark

First of all, do yourself a favor and watch this 2 minutes and 44 seconds of utter awesomeness above. Then recall the ending of Iron Man 3. In fact, recall the entire 130 minutes of its insulting, technology guilt-laden self-hatred. Or better yet, don’t do that. If you’ve been here since 2010, you know that […]