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You are solving the wrong problem

When you are solving a difficult problem re-ask the problem so that your solution helps you learn faster. Find a faster way to fail, recover, and try again. If the problem you are trying to solve involves creating a magnum opus, you are solving the wrong problem.

Aza Raskin

May 27 2011

Getting Rid of Stuff

The enabling features aren’t obvious and evident, because the key was getting rid of stuff.

– Jonathan Ive, on designing the iPod [Wired]

Aug 12 2010

API as User Interface

Moreover, an API is not about programming, data structures, or algorithms—an API is a user interface, just as much as a GUI. The user at the using end of the API is a programmer—that is, a human being.

— Michi Henning, API Design Matters

[via Jwatt]

Dec 23 2009

On Rounded Edges

A rectangle with sharp edges takes indeed a little bit more cognitive visible effort than for example an ellipse of the same size. Our “fovea-eye” is even faster in recording a circle. Edges involve additional neuronal image tools. The process is therefore slowed down.

Jürg Nänni

Aug 3 2009

Reid Hoffman on Launching

If you’re not embarrassed – in the consumer internet – by the first version of the product you launched, you’ve launched too late.

Reid Hoffman

Jun 11 2009

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