Category Archives: Idealized Design

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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About Business and Product Development

The transformation of business is continuing to accelerate as we begin a new century.  We were barely understanding the Industrial Age when the widespread usage of computers in business moved us into the Information Age.  The rapid doubling of processor … Continue reading

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The One to One Future

I hate buying clothes, particularly business suits.  But I have added a lot of weight, so it is time to get a new business suit.  But still I delay.  Then, Greg, a neighbor who is the Men’s Clothes Purchasing Manager … Continue reading

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