Category Archives: Idealized Design

Growth Partners

Working with startup entrepreneurs, I am often asked “What else should I be thinking about?” Invariably the answer is “what are you doing to create growth partners?” The experienced startup entrepreneurs will think through and develop plans for a channel … Continue reading

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Visuals Speak to Me – Quite Loudly as it Turns Out

I am a very visual person, although I have more of an ability to recall those things I’ve seen rather than being very good at creating visuals. This week my cup overfloweth with colleagues and students pointing me to some … Continue reading

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Attenex Patterns History – The Critical First Year

A successful product has many parents.  No one claims a failed product. Attenex Patterns was both a successful AND an innovative visual analytics product. The seeds of the success occurred for six months before and after the founding of the … Continue reading

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What process should we use?

“The future is not a choice among alternative paths offered by the present, but a place that is created – created first in mind and will, created next in activity.  The future is not someplace we are going to, but … Continue reading

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Heuristics for Building Great Products – Gordon Bell

One of the great entrepreneurs of the 20th Century died in 2011 – Ken Olsen who founded Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC).  For 23 years, Gordon Bell served as the Executive Vice President for Research and Development (both hardware and software) … Continue reading

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Digital Humanities – Really?

Russ Ackoff shared that the best knowledge system he knew was to have an intelligent set of graduate students that knew him.  In 1985 when we were meeting regularly, he described the joy every morning of coming in and having … Continue reading

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Envisioning the Visual Analytics Future – circa 1986

The Fantastic Voyage – Computerworld, November 24, 1986 (John Kirkley) The following article appeared in Computerworld and described a talk I gave about a potential vision for a powerful visual analytics user interface.  I had not remembered this article until finding … Continue reading

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ALL-IN-1 Philosophy

In the process of describing the Making of Enterprise Software – ALL-IN-1, I came across the ALL-IN-1 Philosophy we published in 1982.  I was impressed at how much I still adhere to this philosophy thirty years later.  This philosophy was … Continue reading

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What if Business were Art Making?

At the UW Bothell Bootcamp Part 1 facilitated by Michele and Jim McCarthy, a powerful part of the process was the making of team art.  The supplies were all there and we were encouraged to “make art” throughout the weekend. … Continue reading

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The Future of Higher Education – MLA Seattle

Action driving tweets – who knew that such few characters of text could drive action that leads to engaging learning. A few days ago, Cathy Davidson tweeted that she was headed to Seattle, WA to the Modern Language Association Conference … Continue reading

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