I’m starting to realise this is true more and more. Not only does this apply to my own ideas about applying minimalism in relationships (keep the ones that spark joy perhaps?), but also to what sort of person I want to be.
I will be a part of hundreds of lives during my time, some shortly for a dinner or a smile in a store, some deeply, it’s worth really thinking deeply about what sort of person I want to be in those lives.
I’ve witnessed and anguished over the decline of my favorite social media, Twitter, for years. Now it seems everyone is talking about the implosion of Facebook and all the algorithmic feed platforms like Instagram.
Today I realized just how much people crave chronological feeds of what people wish to say. I’m sure you’ve seen stories like this:
It turns out that while social media is dying. The reason it exists in the first place is still just as valid:
“Ultimately the bond of all companionship, whether in marriage or in friendship, is conversation…” — Oscar Wilde
Whatever made these companies think it was ever about anything else?
Life is not a chance eventYou make choices – spend your time –
to create substance. Instead of just dreaming
about what might be.
But once in a while, you need a time-out.
Peace and relaxation that give you time to think.
To define substance…
As in all things the truth is very rarely important. The perception something is much more important. In UX design this boils down to what the user feels and thinks about what they are using.
(Talking about the Gamecube controller) the greatest videogame controller ever designed, mainly because it had a really big button on it.
– the RexBox blog
Simplicity was created, not by actually removing buttons, but by showing the user a primary button. Subsequently most design focused on that big green button. How we perceive an object, function or service is a lot more important than how that object, function or service actually works. Most companies get this wrong again and again.
“Web users will have to pay for what they watch and use, or else we will have to stop making content in the costly and complex way we have grown accustomed to making it. And we don’t know how to do that.”
This is quoted, out of context, from developer magazine. Just to be fair. “I don’t think the majority of people really care about being number one in the world.”
No?´Really? That might be because only a couple of hundred even have a chance to make that list. Leaderboards where you’re way of down around the millionth place seem to loose their charm don’t you think?
I’m glad Blur have good arguments behind their design choices.