Victor Loux Bookmarks Tag: advice

31 bookmarks tagged “advice

Disrespectful Design—Users aren’t stupid or lazy – Somehow Manage

somehowmanage.com/2020/09/13/disrespectful-design-users-arent-stupid-or-lazy/
It's a common narrative in tech to design products with the assumption that users are stupid and lazy. I think that is both disrespectful and wrong. The idea is rooted in a lot of research around product usability, but it has been bastardized. Thing of it as a perversion of the Don't Make Me Think…

An Astronaut's Guide to Mental Models

fs.blog/2020/02/mental-models-in-space/
There isn’t a harsher environment for a human being to live than outer space. Chris Hadfield shares some of the thinking tools he acquired as an astronaut to make high stakes decisions, be innovative in the face of failure, and stay cool under pressure. 

The Man in Seat Sixty-One - the train travel guide...

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How to travel by train or ferry from the UK into Europe & worldwide... Train times, fares, how to buy tickets, advice & information.

Here's the CIA's "Phoenix Checklist" for thinking about problems / Boing Boing

boingboing.net/2019/02/28/heres-the-cias-phoenix-c.html
The "Phoenix Checklist" is a set of questions developed by the CIA to define and think about a problem, and how to develop a solution. THE PROBLEM Why is it necessary to solve the problem? What benefits will you receive by solving the problem? What is the unknown? What is it you don’t yet understand?…

Let’s Chat About Professional Etiquette – Grow It Alone – Medium

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Over two decades, I evolved from an arrogant college grad who once called her boss a bitch to an executive capable of respect and active listening. Here’s what I learned along the way.