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Conceptual debt is killing your design process

Conceptual debt accrues when we take shortcuts in developing the foundational concepts behind our products. Continue readingConceptual debt is killing your design process

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The system is a lie

I’ve always been enamored with product ecosystems. It’s rare that I’ll buy anything without researching what kind of accessories I can get with it. Does it have an official case, pouch, or sleeve? Can you change the tip, the handle, the grip? What can I upgrade? What can I combine it with? LEGO was both…Continue readingThe system is a lie

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People Like Free Things (and that’s okay)

I’m sad that Google Reader is going to be shut down. I really like Google Reader. I liked it even more before they stripped some of the social features out to sandbag it for Wave.  Judging by my Twitter timeline and blog subscriptions, I’m in the minority. The prevailing sentiment seems to be that being…Continue readingPeople Like Free Things (and that’s okay)