You can define UI very precisely. An interface is a place where two things meet: the human and the computer. The computer has functions it can perform. The human needs inputs and outputs to take advantage of those functions. The interface is the arrangement of inputs and outputs that enable people to apply the computer’s functions to create outcomes they want.
February 27, 2013 at 1:47pm
Confidence usually implies that you know it’s going to work. I’m not talking about that, because only a fool is confident all the time. No, the sure hand can be open and vulnerable and connected, but above all, at least right this moment, it is sure enough to speak up, without hiding.
October 1, 2012 at 11:05am
We need to spend less time looking to others for interesting things, and start spending more time doing the things that make us interesting. Perhaps you need to dedicate more time to that thing that got you where you are or that thing that will get you where you want to be.
— Able Parris in http://blog.ableparris.com/post/32247113849/focus-means-ignoring
The most important thing to learn as a designer is how to design for your client and their needs, and not for your portfolio. If you design for the needs of your client and solve their unique problems, the portfolio will take care of itself.
— From http://www.tofslie.com/hey/2012/06/18/design-for-your-client-not-for-your-portfolio/
July 25, 2012 at 11:53am
Good design is as little design as possible. Less, but better – because it concentrates on the essential aspects, and the products are not burdened with non-essentials.
— Dieter Rams quoted in http://www.theverge.com/2012/7/24/3177332/ia-oliver-reichenstein-writer-interview-good-design-is-invisible
Remarkable work is always not on the list, because if it was, it would be commonplace, not remarkable.
Let me make this perfectly clear. You are exactly what you practice. You are only what you’re doing right now. Not what you dream to be doing, not what you think you will become, you’re this… Right now. Every platitude and excuse you give, every lie you tell to me about your hopes, dreams and aspirations is a myth you’ve concocted in order to deal with the fact that you’re no closer to obtaining them today than you were the first time you uttered the worlds to yourself.
Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith. I’m convinced that the only thing that kept me going was that I loved what I did. You’ve got to find what you love. And that is as true for your work as it is for your lovers. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don’t settle.
— Steve Jobs, 2005 Stanford Commencement Speech
Each one of us gets one lifetime: no more, no less. It can be spent in a multitude of ways, but it would seem foolish to squander it. Sadly, many of us learn that we have.
At our worst, we are fatigued, dissatisfied, and unhappy. We chase things we’re supposed to want, and race past what really matters. What if it isn’t about things or achievement? Should we instead focus on personal exploration and fostering meaningful connections?