Category: User Experience

A sort of joy

In 2015, the data visualisation firm The Office For Creative Research (OCR), collaborated with the theatre troupe Elevator Repair Service (ERS) to craft a live performance called A Sort of Joy, using the metadata from MoMA’s collection database — all 123,951 of them — as the source material for its script. The performance seemed innocent at […]

On affordances

Tape as pandemic cultural element Lately I have been thinking about the concept of affordances when I came across posts such as above and the many ways people use other things to function as face masks. As I am writing this, words appear on my computer monitor that was propped on top of three of my childhood hardcover […]

Slow and delicate

(This is another post where I lament about how we overlooked the implications of the things we built.) Full disclosure! Sometimes I read back my previous posts and was amazed to consider how the blog has changed itself over the course of the year as I set out to write 300 words (almost) every day […]

Scrolling

The downside of living in a small city, despite the tranquility is the lack of books that I want. Note that it’s not the lack of books by itself — this city has bookstores of all kinds strewn throughout it — but the books that I want. Making things more complicated, I want physical books, […]

Design for its time

I’m loving this effort by the New York Public Library in providing bite-sized novels through the Stories feature on their Instagram account which are now already read by over 300,000 (!) people — somehow proving that it’s not that today’s generation reads less (we’ll get to this bit later too), it’s just that their reading […]

Waxing lyrical

I love when I read yet another piece of people waxing lyrical about the past and future of the web, as I stumbled upon this piece on the progression of the web’s personality today. I was among the people who, as mentioned in the article, “the majority of the internet’s early users just had a […]

Three words where you are

Just some recollections of what I was up to today and over the weekend. There is this book so beautiful I didn’t want to finish. I only have about 50 pages less to finish. I am sitting here and I can see the tip of the bookmark protruding out of one of the pages, and […]