What would that look like if it were a badge? I’ve long since thought about a badge prototyping machine that would take a person through the process of creating the badge on the fly, and easily create a prototype. There’s a danger that we start with the policy in mind, rather that going with the hunch that we have…
This thought came from a session at Mozfest16.
One of the highlights of Mozfest this year was the privilege of being able to sit in (with my sketchbook) on a conversation between Ryan Merkley, CEO of Creative Commons, and John Bevan from the We Are Open Coop. They explored the commonalities and parallels that exist in the worlds of Co-ops and Commons.
An idea often develops itself – or it certainly feels that way. An idea is most vocal when you return to it. When I shared this artwork on twitter, I wondered whether it was like the blank tile in a game of Scrabble, where I get to dictate how you see it. But Amy Burvall reckoned it looked like a fox, and I think fox > bird… How do you see it?
…it took me a while to realise that prayer is often about perspective. The situation itself doesn’t change, but how you see it does. I don’t believe in a God that reaches out of heaven to tweak something in the space-time continuum in order just to make me more comfortable. If that were the case I’d be the god. But when I verbalise my worries and give them up, there is somehow a releasing power — and a degree of objectivity.
(extract from my weekly dollop of visual thinkery newsletter)
I’m certain that I have no idea what the opportunities are that surround me. However, there are things that I can do to help those opportunities find me. But any plan I ever make is subject to change due to something happening tomorrow that I didn’t know about today. This is why a career makes no sense to me.