A Bit of Progress on Design Discourse An exclusive post from the Subtraction.com newsletter

How are you? Long time, I know. I’ve been traveling a lot for work. In fact I just got back from the Adobe Design Summit, a huge internal confab of the literally hundreds of designers and creative professionals employed at Adobe. We had three days of talks, panels, workshops and discussions. It was amazing. We’ll be posting videos from it soon; stay tuned.

Meanwhile, I have a little progress to share with you on the front of improving the design industry’s discourse. Today’s post is an overview of an amazing essay written by Fabricio Teixeira and Caio Braga of UX Collective that was itself a response to an article that I wrote this past January for Fast Company. Teixeira and Braga dig even deeper than I could into the question of why the vast majority of what gets written, read, discussed and lectured with regard to design is, on the whole, very shallow. It’s well worth your time.

I’ll be on the road a lot the next month or two (in fact we’re visiting family in the Midwest this week) but I hope to get back on the blog bandwagon soon. I’ve missed it.

Cheers from Bloomington, IL,