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The Quest for the Silver Bullet


This is a commentary about Jon Kolko’s article at Design Mind, “The Maturity of a Discipline”, linked below: http://designmind.frogdesign.com/blog/the-maturity-of-a-discipline.html As Jon Kolko pointed out several times, certain concepts are being treated as “silver bullets” to address complex problems. I feel … Continue reading

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Luck


Every so often as I drive to work, I see a stocky-looking guy holding a large cup of coffee, rocking back and forth, listening to his radio, wearing a sandwich board advertising a local plumber. I’ve seen him in the … Continue reading

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Tutorial: How to make a nice design using two sticks and a rock


In today’s tutorial I’ll show you how to make a nice design using two sticks and a rock. If you want to use the shortcut, go out and find two sticks that suit your fancy and a nice heavy rock. … Continue reading

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Lunch with Dad


He put me to work doing odd jobs and cooking lunch. Lunch was Nathan’s hot dogs. “You gotta chop an onion.” So I find an onion. Then I get a paring knife. “What that you got?” “A knife.” “That ain’t … Continue reading

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6 Critical Questions


Here’s the “6 Critical Questions” for screen presentations in PPTx format and as a PDF. The words at the bottom of each page are hyperlinked. 6 Critical Questions (PDF) 6 Critical Questions (PPTX)

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Restart


I decided it was a good idea to restart this blog on WordPress. Here, the focus will be on critical thinking. Previously, I had a mix of topics ranging from graphic design to sports. I want to avoid diluting the … Continue reading

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