Category Archives: Essays

How Apple is Giving Design a Bad Name

Posted by Jnd.org |10 Nov 15 |

Bruce Tognazzini and I document the many shortcomings of Apple’s current design philosophy in this Fast Company article.

How Apple is Giving Design a Bad Name

Posted by Jnd.org |10 Nov 15 |

Bruce Tognazzini and I document the many shortcomings of Apple’s current design philosophy in this Fast Company article.

Encounters with HCI pioneers

Posted by Jnd.org |18 Oct 15 |

From the very beginnings of time, Ben Shneiderman has been busy photographing all that he sees. Ben was active in the pre-history days of the folks who tried to understand the newly-developed computing machines, especially as they moved …

Affordances: Commentary on the Special Issue of AI EDAM

Posted by Jnd.org |18 Oct 15 |

The Journal “Artificial Intelligence for Engineering Design, Analysis and Manufacturing” published a special issue on Affordances and asked me to comment on the collection. The concept of affordances has an interesting history, starting…

The “science” in the science of design

Posted by Jnd.org |19 Oct 15 |

Design is a complex field. Some components of design already are based upon good science, usually from the behavioral and cognitive sciences. Some are at the pre-scientific level of understanding. I believe that with a proper attitude to…

The “science” in the science of design

Posted by Jnd.org |19 Oct 15 |

Design is a complex field. Some components of design already are based upon good science, usually from the behavioral and cognitive sciences. Some are at the pre-scientific level of understanding. I believe that with a proper attitude to…