Essays on Technology and Culture

“Means Well” Technology

“Ultimately, the technology shows you a problem, but not how to deal with it afterwards, or prepare you for it. It attempts to nudge you into behaviors without know what behaviors it is nudging you out of. As designers, we know how we’d like our designed object to work, that you, or your user, are saved in the nick of time, or that you can have a good laugh about the STI that has been revealed afterwards, but we know that just isn’t the case.”

— “Means Well” Technology and the Internet of Good Intentions — Thingclash

Food for thought on the disconnect between the technology world and the real world.