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Massimo Vignelli’s 1972 NYC subway map via

On Tuesday I gave a talk at Defuse Dublin, which was a truly awesome event, organised by Dublin IxDA. I had five minutes to argue that our points of view are insurmountable. They are the main decision makers in where we go, both on and offline, no matter how good signs, labels or even conversations are. That means we should spend more time designing things that are interesting, so that when users get lost (which they will), they’ll stick around because we’ve made their surroundings so damn compelling. Organisation is noble, but often, futile.

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Illustration by JMF Schulzes

We gave a short talk at Dot Conf in Dublin last week. It was all about language and user experience design. We may start a company called Usi-wordZ. Or Word Up Design. We’ll work on that later. Check out our presentation if you’re so inclined. Read the rest of this entry »


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