Vuk Trifkovic

Three Links & Hoffer


I - On Shutting the Fuck Up

Excellent dissection of the old "I've saved Latin, what did you do" defence, so often used in startup context.

To say “stfu & build something,” or some variation thereof, is to demand that a critic engage you on your own narrow terms—terms which may well be a subject of the . . .

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December 23, 2014

Three Links & Book Covers


I - Alasdair Monk on Collaborative Design Production

Talented Mr. Monk, mainly of Gocardless but with fingers in many pies including Lyles of London, pushed a great post on collaboration in design production.

It reads like a problem statement for something Alasdair has stared dabbling with. At least judging from SketchGit, a . . .

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December 14, 2014

Three Links & Prehispánico


I - What Googlers know That You Don't?

Somewhat misleading title, somewhat muddled argument, but crystal clear points by Hunter Walk:

those who worked at e.g. Google during its early and hypergrowth years are more likely to:
1) Understand what motivates exceptional achievers
2) Know what high performance . . .

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December 08, 2014

Three Links & Brutalist Skopje


I - Timmer on Gadamer, Kahn and Ive

Hermeneutical design, now there's the thing!

Granted, the article is too long, the parallels too drawn out. Nonetheless, absolute kudos to Sjors for tackling the issue of the design conversations with the past head on. Dealing with big topics, as is his wont.

In often . . .

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November 30, 2014

Three links & the other Murakami


I - Rem Koolhas on Smart Cities

If you don't trust the other voices against Smart Cities (say, Greenfield and Kim), then at least listen to Rem.

This transfer of authority has been achieved in a clever way by calling their city smart – and by calling it smart, our city is condemned to being stupid.

If . . .

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November 23, 2014

Three Links & Sun Cinema


I - Bridle on Living on the Electromagnetic Border

In the last 5 years James Bridle has gone from a Tumblr-sensation to Iain Sinclair of the millennial generation.

The first piece in Salon / CreativeTimeReports is too diffuse, tethering on the edge of rambling.

The second, based on his Sinclair-esque attempt to walk . . .

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November 16, 2014

Three Links & Criolo


I - Let's not teach our kids to code...

It's refreshing to read a contrarian angle to "teach kids to code" discussion, even if I disagree with Bonanzinga's and Mutlu's points.

Yes, understanding user experiences is crucial. Nonetheless, understanding code becomes even more important, precisely . . .

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November 09, 2014


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