Telling computers what to do has always been a job for specialists — almost by definition it is an act of translation, of adaptation, of understanding two worlds and bridging the gap between them. ​ Some academic computer science folks spend inordinate amounts of time on the computer-side of that divide, figuring out better algorithms … Continue reading “Incantation”

Hotels, you’ve heard this one before.

Someone used the phrase “I’ve had enough cheese” at dinner tonight and I’m still confused. Is there such thing? Here are some design issues annoying me today. Punting responsibility to the user Found on my hotel room bathroom’s door: When a designer comes across a legal, ethical, or compliance constraint, there are two ways to … Continue reading “Hotels, you’ve heard this one before.”