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  • Thoughts on my 40 Before 40 List
    on average and even in a terrible year like the one I just had that s not too bad I did learn a few things about lists like this however if you re thinking of doing one of your own Don t rely on other people for instance Keep it to things you can do alone if necessary Don t put things that you have to do daily on them because that just sets you up for failure Try to make them discrete events whenever possible break them up into pieces The hardest ones are obviously those you simply can t go out and buy or just do The ones you really have to work up to in order to do are tricky and most of the ones remaining on my old list are of this sort In theory those are the most rewarding as well I m working on my 50 Before 50 list which will be since it is 10 years not one broader in scope and deeper in ambition than 40 before 40 ever was It s also taking me longer to figure out But I think it too will be a worthwhile experiment Originally posted at Wednesday February 17 2010 Comments 1 Previous Entry Designing Devices I ve started a new blog for long articles about the design of products called Designing Devices I d like to turn them into a book one day but for now they re just a free blog for your enjoyment so happy reading Recent Entries This RSS Feed Has Changed Five Things I m Thinking About How to Program a Conference Why I ll Never Write Fiction Again 50 Before 50 Thoughts on my 40 Before 40 List Designing Devices Albums of the Year 2009 Top 25 Albums of The

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  • Designing Devices
    Entries This RSS Feed Has Changed Five Things I m Thinking About How to Program a Conference Why I ll Never Write Fiction Again 50 Before 50 Thoughts on my 40 Before 40 List Designing Devices Albums of the Year 2009 Top 25 Albums of The Decade 2000 2009 Designing for Interaction 2 Archives September 2010 August 2010 June 2010 March 2010 February 2010 January 2010 December 2009 October 2009 April 2009 March 2009 February 2009 December 2008 November 2008 October 2008 September 2008 July 2008 June 2008 May 2008 April 2008 March 2008 February 2008 January 2008 December 2007 November 2007 October 2007 September 2007 August 2007 July 2007 June 2007 May 2007 April 2007 March 2007 February 2007 January 2007 December 2006 November 2006 October 2006 September 2006 August 2006 July 2006 June 2006 May 2006 April 2006 March 2006 February 2006 January 2006 December 2005 November 2005 October 2005 September 2005 August 2005 July 2005 June 2005 May 2005 April 2005 March 2005 February 2005 January 2005 December 2004 November 2004 October 2004 September 2004 August 2004 July 2004 June 2004 May 2004 April 2004 March 2004 February 2004 January 2004 December 2003 November 2003 October 2003

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  • Albums of the Year 2009
    are idiosyncratic as is this one My two pieces of criteria were 1 Are most if not all of the songs on the album very good non skippable and 2 how often I went back to listen to the album months or years after I first heard it In all of these cases these albums met those criteria I hope you enjoy them as much as I have Recent Entries This RSS Feed Has Changed Five Things I m Thinking About How to Program a Conference Why I ll Never Write Fiction Again 50 Before 50 Thoughts on my 40 Before 40 List Designing Devices Albums of the Year 2009 Top 25 Albums of The Decade 2000 2009 Designing for Interaction 2 Archives September 2010 August 2010 June 2010 March 2010 February 2010 January 2010 December 2009 October 2009 April 2009 March 2009 February 2009 December 2008 November 2008 October 2008 September 2008 July 2008 June 2008 May 2008 April 2008 March 2008 February 2008 January 2008 December 2007 November 2007 October 2007 September 2007 August 2007 July 2007 June 2007 May 2007 April 2007 March 2007 February 2007 January 2007 December 2006 November 2006 October 2006 September 2006 August

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  • Top 25 Albums of The Decade 2000-2009
    seriously catchy songs 9 Beck Sea Change 2002 Beck at his warmest saddest most human and without flash 8 Cat Power The Greatest 2007 Achingly beautiful 7 Sufjan Stevens Illinois 2005 This album should be a gimmick but it isn t A real song cycle and by god a song that makes you empathize with serial killer John Wayne Gacy 6 The Thermals Now We Can See 2009 The most recent album on the list This album rocks With heart 5 Coldplay A Rush of Blood to the Head 2002 Yes I know Coldplay sucks Now This album is now weirdly underrated but it s gorgeous powerful and insanely influential 4 Eels Blinking Lights And Other Revelations 2005 Really a masterpiece Free ranging in its ruminations but personal Atmospheric but not in a grandiose way 3 PJ Harvey Stories from the City Stories from the Sea 2000 2 Arcade Fire Funeral 2004 1 Wilco Yankee Hotel Foxtrot 2002 Honorable Mentions in alphabetical order Brendan Benson Lapalco 2002 Carla Bruni Quelqu un M a Dit 2003 Fountains of Wayne Welcome Interstate Managers 2003 Frightened Rabbit The Midnight Organ Fight 2008 Green Day American Idiot 2004 Jack s Mannequin Everything in Transit 2005 The Submarines Declare a New State 2006 XX XX 2009 Originally posted at Sunday December 20 2009 Comments 1 Previous Entry Designing for Interaction 2 The second edition of my book Designing for Interaction is available now from Amazon and other fine booksellers Recent Entries This RSS Feed Has Changed Five Things I m Thinking About How to Program a Conference Why I ll Never Write Fiction Again 50 Before 50 Thoughts on my 40 Before 40 List Designing Devices Albums of the Year 2009 Top 25 Albums of The Decade 2000 2009 Designing for Interaction 2 Archives September

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  • Designing for Interaction 2
    readers contact me and I ll be happy to send you the Design Strategy chapter as a pdf for purchasing the Beta book Happy reading Originally posted at Wednesday October 14 2009 Comments 0 Previous Entry Blog All Dogeared Pages Richard Ford s The Sportswriter Quotes from The Sportswriter by Richard Ford Highly recommended Recent Entries This RSS Feed Has Changed Five Things I m Thinking About How to Program a Conference Why I ll Never Write Fiction Again 50 Before 50 Thoughts on my 40 Before 40 List Designing Devices Albums of the Year 2009 Top 25 Albums of The Decade 2000 2009 Designing for Interaction 2 Archives September 2010 August 2010 June 2010 March 2010 February 2010 January 2010 December 2009 October 2009 April 2009 March 2009 February 2009 December 2008 November 2008 October 2008 September 2008 July 2008 June 2008 May 2008 April 2008 March 2008 February 2008 January 2008 December 2007 November 2007 October 2007 September 2007 August 2007 July 2007 June 2007 May 2007 April 2007 March 2007 February 2007 January 2007 December 2006 November 2006 October 2006 September 2006 August 2006 July 2006 June 2006 May 2006 April 2006 March 2006 February 2006 January

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  • Dan Saffer // September 2010 Blog Archives
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  • Dan Saffer // August 2010 Blog Archives
    a mix of big names people who will pay for themselves by increased ticket sales balanced with people we might have never heard of but who have new things to say or a unique perspective on a familiar topic The people who aren t big names take a lot longer to find but you want people to leave the conference saying I d never heard X talk before but it was fascinating The problem with Big Names is that because they speak so often they use the same material often for years People who aren t big names tend to have fresher material which admittedly has its own set of problems because it s less tested Avoid Keynote itis How many keynotes does a conference need Not many If you are doing more than one at the beginning of the day and one at the end you re overloading the schedule with Big Names One could argue that every conference could get by with two keynotes an opener and a closer Gender balance Enough has been written about this lately so let me just say strive for it amongst your speakers It might not happen for a variety of reasons but it s worth doing Ethnicity balance This is probably the next big push And the same applies as for gender it might not happen but spend the extra effort to find people who aren t white men to speak It s going to make your conference better Why Because it could expose your audience to a different perspective and that s one reason people go to conferences in the first place The other is to have their own views validated Breaks Never put more than three speaking slots in a row without a break After that the audience can t take it We need time to digest what we ve heard before hearing more Post lunch The post lunch speaking spot is deadly Be sure to put someone lively there Or a workshop or activity to wake people up Talk durations There seems to be three durations that work well for talks 40 minutes 20 minutes and 10 minutes You can get an awful lot of information and interest out of ten minutes witness the TED talks It s a great length for a single story and one strong point Twenty minutes is enough to have a strong main point with several examples Forty minutes is enough to do a complex topic with multiple stories and examples Seldom have I seen talks that go on for more than an hour that are worth listening to for that long Mixing up your talk times is good too A long talk mixed with a short talk can provide variety provided you don t do it too much Topic variety While you don t want to dictate what speakers talk about choose your speakers so that the topics they are likely to cover will vary both in subject matter and perspective Audiences

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  • Dan Saffer // June 2010 Blog Archives
    do it especially to write books which are the equivalent of marathon running in the sports world It is much easier to want to write a book than to write one I simply don t want it enough Charles Bukowski as always nails it if it doesn t come bursting out of you in spite of everything don t do it unless it comes unasked out of your heart and your mind and your mouth and your gut don t do it if you have to wait for it to roar out of you then wait patiently if it never does roar out of you do something else The roaring has stopped for me so I m doing something else So away goes the Revolutionary War spy novel I ve been thinking about for over a dozen years now and away goes the scifi novel set 100 years into an electricity free but zombie full future that I started a few months ago I ll give you the first line of that one When the computer turned on after nearly a century of silence Arturo Lord of Willock didn t hear its whisper over the clang of swords from the courtyard below Feel free to finish it I have other projects to work on That s what this decision is really about the biggest question of all what do you spend your time doing How we spend our days is of course how we spend our lives writes Annie Dillard I already have a hobby that I enjoy that I m never going to be good much less great at playing the cello I want to do more of that I want to grow my business and make it one of the best design firms in the world I want to focus on my family it won t be that many years until my daughter is goes away to college I want to do more design projects and become a stronger better designer I want to write another design book on designing devices I want to design products that are important lasting meaningful All these things require focus Deeper not broader is my new mantra While I enjoy being well rounded at a certain age a tight focus on what is important and what you realistically can accomplish is essential We do after all only have a limited time on this earth and we really don t know how limited Sometimes you have to listen to what the universe is telling you I ve written two mostly well received design books I get asked to speak on design all over the world I work on cool design projects that I enjoy and that can and will change the world My company is starting to take off This is a pretty clear message that I ve found my niche my bliss even if it isn t anywhere close to what I thought it would be 20 years ago Only a fool

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