Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Design

Design work, being able to design, seeing a design at work in reality in your mind's eye...

A link to an article

Systems, control, psychology, interface, aesthetics, black-box thinking.

I don't see the point of redesigning the wheel every time. Actually, yes I do. It helps to refine the design until an optimal solution is found, then facilitates rethinking the problem until an optimal problem is solved, then again finding a new optimal solution.

Skills which seem to have no real application turn into vital societal resources quite regularly, on the temporal scale of social evolution.

Thus marketing training becomes obsolete far quicker than a basic problem-solving technical education. I always thought 'Education' was based on learning literature, language, poetry etc., while 'training' was about acquiring technical skills. Now I think it's the other way around.

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