“With this extended vocabulary, we may now be able to recognize that there are valuable kinds of failure that are essential to innovation processes (version and predicted), while acknowledging that there are other types of failures that do little good. The old adage is correct: We do learn from failure. And there's no question that out of failure — even abject failure — we emerge transformed in ways that may ultimately be beneficial. But that does not mean that all failures deserve a trophy."
“So why gripe? So what if the Post-it has become a visual cliché—especially if it's on the back of design's ascension to the grown-up table? The problem is that in serving as a substitute for the whole of design, the Post-it represents only a small fraction of what makes design uniquely effective. It papers over the fact that ideation without materialization is not design.”
“It's easy to dismiss this phenomenon as being just a group of shut-in exhibitionists clamoring 'look at me!' because they’ve lived their adult lives with barely any social contact beyond Facebook. But there may actually be some meaningful upsides to this radical transparency. Clearly, the risks are not trivial.”
“Since our technical systems are wholly mixed up with our natural systems, that creates additional levels of complexity. In order to design within these confounding contexts, we need to be able to scale up and scale down as we design: to consider both the granularity of the things we are designing as well as the much larger contexts within which they exist.”