Someone announced a liveblog of the conference. I stopped taking notes. Now I can’t find the liveblog! “Newsmatic”??? Yikes!
Archive for March 1st, 2007
Mar 01 2007
Thanks to Joey Carr for toughing it out with the tapes.
Fred got Del.icio.us to whack Sybils back in September via entries in his blog. Now he gets a well-deserved citation and credit in Wired “Herding the Mob: On the Web, we let strangers tell us who to trust, what to read, and where to go. Which means your good name can be worth real money. And reputation hacking can be big business.” By Annalee Newitz (see page 2 for Fred).
But there are some advantages.
On the flight up to the WebWise Conference, I got to talk a bit with software pioneer Fred Brooks, who many of us know as the author of the Mythical Man-Month and the man responsible for Brook’s Law as regards software development.
Those of us who were delighted and influenced by Mythical Man-Month will be exited to know that Brooks is at work on a new book of essays. This time about the Science of Design (as regards software intensive systems). What is that? I’m aware of the field but am now reading up in anticipation of Brooks’ book or perhaps books of essays to come.
One good introduction to Fred’s explorations into the “The Design of Design” is this video and other links from his 2002 talk at CMU which is itself an update of his Turing lecture.
I wish I had thought to ask Fred more about how Design Thinking with its seven stages fits into the thinking about the Science of Design. Fred did say that he wasn’t convinced that there was a “science” there quite yet.