For the Nerd People TL;DR

Abstract The paper maintains that in the epistemological shift from postmodernism to pseudo-modernism, technological, economic, social, and cultural elements of change have thoroughly transformed the scenario in which information architecture operated in the late 1990s and have eroded its channel-specific…

Towards a New Information Architecture

Warning: this is part personal history, part personal observations, and as such, it’s riddled with inconsistencies and inaccuracies because memory. You’ve been warned. Feel free to hold forth in the comments. (Also published on Medium, where it’s  prettier ) There is…

Designer As Founder Week Four

I return from Amsterdam to my class in varying states of uncertainty. One is already on their first pivot, another on their second, a third still can’t choose between two markets for their technology. The fourth is plowing ahead wihtout…

Heuristics for Living

If you don’t know what a heuristic is, it’s a short phrase that reminds you of a body of experience. It’s a rule of thumb that lets you make better decisions. Here is a list of some that I run…

The Executioner's Tale

A story about a company using OKR’s to help a team focus during a pivot (yes, you may recognize the Fable!). Given at Interactions 14 “The Executioner’s Tale” Christina Wodtke-Interaction14 from Interaction Design Association on Vimeo. Learn more about OKRs

Lean is Listening

I have a lot of conversations with entrepreneurs. In them, I’ll mention something I found confusing or offputting. 99 times out of 100, the entrepreneur will immediately start defending the choice or selling me on their decision. Other times I’ve had…