The lack of national leadership is telling

I don’t like discussing politics – it tends to bring out the worst in normally reasonable people.

But I can’t be silent to the fact that this COVID-19 Pandemic has been the worst display of presidential leadership (or really the lack thereof) I have ever witnessed.

Downplaying the risks, over-promising, grand standing, making it all about yourself, blaming others for your own missteps, claiming authorities the Constitution does not grant you, adding your “signature” to non-political stimulus money, personally attacking and belittling reporters asking questions.

To all Americans – we can do better. We deserve better.

Comments off because I’m not going to deal with political toxicity – we get enough of that already.

Design for the others

I think it’s pretty self-apparent that good design is accommodating of others, of allowing freedom of action and thought while providing well defined paths of usage, never requiring absolute adherence for the sake of ultimate control.

Design that pushes or exerts unnecessary control is not, in the long run, good design and it will ultimately fail. If I were to sum it up: Good design persuades, bad design dictates.