Richard Saul Wurman’s 5 Lives
I’m working on the biography of Richard Saul Wurman, organized into two volumes: a mostly-chronological oral history, and a scholarly monograph.
I’m making some of the more tantalizing and stand-alone bits from my research available as I formulate them in blog posts and transcripts of speeches and interviews.
Einmal Ist Keinmal
A long essay on the work of Christopher Alexander, and the pole-shift in my teaching and in my practice that came about through visits I fanaggled to see his projects in Tokyo, Seattle, Berkeley, San Francisco, San Jose, Lake Travis, West Dean, and West Sussex.
An Opposite Truth
In UX design, the first principle we teach students is you are not your user. It’s a ripe axiom, and I’ve found that its opposite is also true.
In Search Of The Architecture Part of Information Architecture
I was invited to give the closing keynote talk at the Information Architecture Summit in Vancouver in 2017, and instead I read this piece of writing into a microphone. It was a bad speech, but it’s a good essay.