Design and Innovation Daily

An update on “Technology First;” new (free) book from Godin

Posted in philosophy, theory by Dan on December 15, 2009

When I posted last week about Don Norman’s article, “Technology First, Needs Last,” I didn’t mention that the article has produced a great deal of discussion around the blogosphere, both in agreement and in disagreement with Norman. I haven’t come to my own conclusion yet, but the topic is certainly more layered and less black-and-white than he makes it out to be. If you found the original article interesting, then Nicolas Nova’s discussion as well as Todd Zaki Warfel’s rebuttal will give you something to think about (also read the comments on the second one).

On an unrelated note, Seth Godin announced a new, free ebook yesterday. “What Matters Now” is a collection of ideas from over seventy “big thinkers,” including Chris Anderson, Dan Pink, Guy Kawasaki, Mitch Joel, Dan and Chip Heath, and Dan Ariely (those are some of the names I know, but I’m sure there are others in the book whom you’ve heard of but I haven’t). Download the book here, or read the announcement, or see more information about the book and its authors.


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