Organizational Culture, Don Norman, and Design

“Tell the bank how you think they will screw this project up.” Read more →

Ton Kiang

IMG_2100, originally uploaded by jseiden. A photo from Ton Kiang in San Francisco a few weeks ago. I ate this meal ten years ago, and I ate it again the other night. Remarkable that it … Read more →

Vicksburg Street

Vicksburg, originally uploaded by jseiden. I’m back in San Francisco today, where I had the chance to walk around my old neighborhood. It’s always strange and wonderful to come back here. The things that are … Read more →

Elysian Fields, Sept 30

A favorite band. My favorite people. Lovely venue. Beautiful flyer.

Last swim

A quiet morning on Cape Cod. A pond hidden in the National Seashore. Hard to leave this place for another year.

All of Me

Q: What do you call a guy who hangs out with musicians? A: A drummer. We like to put people into boxes–roles that are defined by simple rules. Like: a musician is someone who makes … Read more →

What can you see?

We are often frustrated by journalists who write about our specialties. The things that seem obvious or important to us as specialists are often missing from the coverage of topics we care deeply about. Ever … Read more →

Walking home after the rain

More iPad observations: little kids

I played a game with my niece and nephew this weekend. Actually, we played a lot of games. Isaac, 4, made things disappear by throwing them over his head. And Hazel collected green acorns in … Read more →

Small towns, blue highways, and google maps

I spent the weekend driving between small towns in upstate New York, Vermont, and Connecticut–navigating the whole time with Google Maps and my iPhone. In the past, I would have used printed maps, and would … Read more →