Anti Read: Want to build the next “hot” technology? Design it so that it enables complexity.

5 Sep 2007 - 7:07am
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Jarod Tang
2007

Want to build the next "hot" technology? Design it so that it enables
complexity.<http://rogercostello.wordpress.com/2007/09/01/want-to-build-the-next-hot-technology-design-it-so-that-it-enables-complexity/>
should say, this article is quite a anti experience to read, too abstract
but you'll see some real example of it. such as lovely vista.
fully disagree with it.

Cheers
-- Jarod

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IxD for better life style.

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5 Sep 2007 - 8:18am
Faith Peterson
2007

Another take on that post is that it merely states the obvious. He's not
saying make your app complex. He's talking about combining simpler objects
into composites.

Examples: apps that make it possible for users to combine simple objects
like buttons, input boxes, and so forth to create GUIs. Enabling users to
combine characters and formatting instructions to create documents. Enabling
Web users to combine articles, comments, and open editing to synthesize
information. Enabling real-world social network members/organizers to create
online networks (a la Ning, although I doubt anyone would hold up Ning as an
example of good design - it's only an example of enabling users to create
something complex out of simpler things).

Non-software examples - combine images, words, and music to create films.
Combine ingredients to create food using a food processor, a technology that
changed the way millions of people work in the kitchen. Combine fthe means
to cook foods that need precisely controlled head sources, those that need
constant, uniform heat (and make it possible to cook things in this category
that are different sizes, or require different temperatures), those that
benefit from speed/steam, along with the means to cook all of these at the
time of one's own choosing and a simple cleanup - do all that and you have
the modern dual-power, dual-oven self-cleaning range with split oven racks
and dedicated simmer/high heat burners.

That's not counter-design, it's what makes design necessary.

My .02.

-Faith

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Faith Peterson
f.a.peterson at gmail.com
Schaumburg, IL

On 9/5/07, Jarod Tang <jarod.tang at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Want to build the next "hot" technology? Design it so that it enables
> complexity.<
> http://rogercostello.wordpress.com/2007/09/01/want-to-build-the-next-hot-technology-design-it-so-that-it-enables-complexity/
> >
> should say, this article is quite a anti experience to read, too abstract
> but you'll see some real example of it. such as lovely vista.
> fully disagree with it.
>
> Cheers
> -- Jarod
>
>

5 Sep 2007 - 8:54am
Jarod Tang
2007

agree with your analyze. still doubt if this is enough misleading:

"I asked a very bright colleague, "What are technologies that survive?" He
responded, "Those technologies that enable complexity." [Complexity is the
ability of simple things to be composed to create complex things]"

for e.g. , there complex enough technology such as A.I. , which as we know
is almost waste of research and application energy.

Cheers
-- Jarod

On 9/5/07, Faith Peterson <f.a.peterson at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Another take on that post is that it merely states the obvious. He's not
> saying make your app complex. He's talking about combining simpler objects
> into composites.
>
> Examples: apps that make it possible for users to combine simple objects
> like buttons, input boxes, and so forth to create GUIs. Enabling users to
> combine characters and formatting instructions to create documents.
> Enabling
> Web users to combine articles, comments, and open editing to synthesize
> information. Enabling real-world social network members/organizers to
> create
> online networks (a la Ning, although I doubt anyone would hold up Ning as
> an
> example of good design - it's only an example of enabling users to create
> something complex out of simpler things).
>
> Non-software examples - combine images, words, and music to create films.
> Combine ingredients to create food using a food processor, a technology
> that
> changed the way millions of people work in the kitchen. Combine fthe means
> to cook foods that need precisely controlled head sources, those that need
> constant, uniform heat (and make it possible to cook things in this
> category
> that are different sizes, or require different temperatures), those that
> benefit from speed/steam, along with the means to cook all of these at the
> time of one's own choosing and a simple cleanup - do all that and you have
> the modern dual-power, dual-oven self-cleaning range with split oven racks
> and dedicated simmer/high heat burners.
>
> That's not counter-design, it's what makes design necessary.
>
> My .02.
>
> -Faith
>
> ------------------------------------------------------------
> Faith Peterson
> f.a.peterson at gmail.com
> Schaumburg, IL
>
>
> On 9/5/07, Jarod Tang <jarod.tang at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > Want to build the next "hot" technology? Design it so that it enables
> > complexity.<
> >
> http://rogercostello.wordpress.com/2007/09/01/want-to-build-the-next-hot-technology-design-it-so-that-it-enables-complexity/
> > >
> > should say, this article is quite a anti experience to read, too
> abstract
> > but you'll see some real example of it. such as lovely vista.
> > fully disagree with it.
> >
> > Cheers
> > -- Jarod
> >
> >
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