• Sheila Penelope Thorne

No Context? Backseat Drivers


Sure, that sounds a but ridiculous and obvious, but really, this is no different than people designing and developing a system they don’t have context of. We don’t know what is going on without context and that makes it difficult to make informed choices. All of us has used something and paused with the thought, “what were they thinking?” My worst injury as a gymnast came when I tried to do a somersault dismount. As I tucked and twisted to jump off the beam, a hard force pushed me in the opposite direction. My spotter didn’t realize I was trying to dismount and my legs were slammed onto the side of the beam. Sound effects followed. This week, notice, are there things you are doing or working on where you don’t have the full context? Is that ok?

#context #design

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