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"Nike is an experience company. They sell a commodity product, and make their profit off of the differentiation provided by the Nike experience. And they’re better at it than just about any company in the world, except maybe Apple."
"The takeaway is that ordinary Americans seem relatively powerless to influence the direction of policy. This idea isn’t exactly new. Political theorists such as C. Wright Mills were writing about similar things in the 1950s. Still, it’s pretty troubling for American democracy."
"The title card that introduces Mamoru Oshii’s Ghost In The Shell is split into two sentences. The first reads like boilerplate pretext for a techno-thriller: “In the near future—corporate networks reach out to the stars, electrons and light flow throughout the universe.” The second is perhaps the most quietly upsetting foreword in film history: “The advance of computerization, however, has not yet wiped out nations and ethnic groups."
"So when you read about an agency opening a “lab” or creating a startup know that it’s simply marketing. Those companies have allocated budget for only 3-6 months, just enough time to launch. Once they launch they rarely have the culture in place to test and refine, deliver great customer service or commit to the rest of what actually makes a great startup."
That’s a weird definition of Design but an apt description for Graphic Design.
The word ‘design’ is so nebulous but I’ve always believed design is the ability to articulate and express ideas through various disciplines to solve a specific problem. That’s what differentiates design from let’s say fine arts. In the work above, it’s communication design (I never liked the term graphic) that’s being articulated.
There are designers like myself who work in developing systems and services that have no implicit ‘visual’ element but they must also be designed.
"I’m not really a filmmaker, so you can ignore everything I say…” Then he would proceed, with startling efficiency, to diagnose the problem precisely. Steve focused on the problem itself, not the filmmakers, which made his critiques all the more powerful. If you sense a criticism is being leveled for personal reasons, it is easy to dismiss. You couldn’t dismiss Steve. Every film he commented on benefited from his insight."
"ODMS deliver a “closed loop” experience by collapsing the value chain including discovery, order, payment, fulfillment (offline but within owned network) and confirmation. In the pre-mobile era we had to search yellow pages (or google), find a provider, call or email that provider, wait to connect with someone, schedule a convenient time, hope the provider arrives on time, and then pay with a credit card or cash. Thankfully, a new array of mobile services removes all of that friction we were used to experiencing. Welcome to the uberification of our service economy"