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Karl Fast
I convert ambiguity into clarity. I do this where abundant information collides with computation & interaction
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Sean Thomas Larkin Jun 12
(Ive never been able to say this yet) 🙋Well Actually!🙋 All of Office 365 is (almost finished) being completely rewritten in this little scripting language called . And Skype And Microsoft Teams And And all of Debug Protocol (instead of C++) nbd
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Karl Fast Jun 2
Replying to @cwodtke
As for Kent State, that is a long story rooted in the origins of the program, how it evolved, and academic bureaucracy. In effect, it is three separate programs: health informatics, knowledge management, and user experience (which approaches UX from an information perspective)
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Karl Fast Jun 2
Replying to @cwodtke
Three brief reactions. 1) Every field struggles to define core concepts. Matter, time, life, information, culture. There are no agreed definitions for any of them. 2) Diversity is to be promoted, not standardized away 3) Overestimates conformity and concenus in other disciplines
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Karl Fast May 29
the options are enormous these days. Some suggestions include Kingdomino, Azul, Ticket to Ride, Machi Koro, Forbidden Desert, Karuba, Linko (aka Abluxxen), Barenpark, Pandemic.
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Karl Fast May 19
I would read "The Design of Everyday Things" for 3 reasons. The principles remain relevant 30+ years later. It is deeply relevant to digital design, yet is mostly about physical objects. It's about seeing the world as something that can be changed and how to affect that change.
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Karl Fast Apr 5
Replying to @iamstephenliu
It applies any time we design technologies to amplif, extend, or augment our bodies and brains. So, everything.
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Karl Fast Mar 29
No. I don't post slides. The value is in the talk, not the slides. Many of the slides make almost no sense without the talk. I may write an article, schedule permitting. I am quite pleased that you enjoyed the talk enough to discuss it with a colleague.
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Karl Fast Mar 28
Replying to @dancharvey @timcaynes
I don't post slides as they don't convey the substance of the talk. Any talk. An article perhaps, schedule willing. PS. Glad you enjoyed the talk.
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Karl Fast Mar 20
Replying to @MetaHeavies
Well so glad you liked the talk. It’s a fascinating subject and will only grow more relevant as science advances and technology supports more nuanced interactions
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Karl Fast Mar 17
Lots of games coming for Game Night at . Codenames. One Night Werewolf. Junk Art. Cockroach Poker. Funemployed. Many more to choose from. Even better is that is the sponsor and will be raffling off some games! (but you have to be there to win)
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Karl Fast Feb 28
Replying to @Danielckx
Sent you email - respond to that please
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Karl Fast Feb 7
Replying to @danachis
I haven't eaten there since we moved. Hope you enjoyed your visit. I've been back to visit, twice, and still miss living there, even now.
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Karl Fast Nov 14
Replying to @msrmp @peterme and 2 others
I would expand "diagnosing problems" to things like analyzing, explaining, conceptualizing, and theorizing. Academics are great at this. They focus on the world as it is. They're pretty lousy at using this to shape how the world might be. Not sure how anyone could excel at both.
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Karl Fast Nov 14
Replying to @sladner @cwodtke and 2 others
The depth of insight and discovery, I would argue, is highly field dependent. There has been a lot of incredible discoveries in natural sciences. Social sciences...well....that's a mixed bag in my view
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Karl Fast Nov 14
Replying to @cwodtke @sladner and 2 others
It's only broken depending on your perspective. If you view the goal as as research begetting research and building a flywheel around scientific discovery, then not so broken. If you view it in terms of educating students & citizens and shaping society then crazy broken.
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Karl Fast Nov 14
Yup. And no incentive to be connect with those other networks. Take the IA Summit and the ASIS&T annual meeting. There is no reason for academics to really engage with the summit crowd, and zero benefit to communicating in practitioner terms when IAs at ASIS&T meeting.
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Karl Fast Nov 14
They’re not bad at it so much as not incentivized to do it. They incentives are about talking to other academics. True for all fields. Popularize only when already famous.
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Karl Fast Nov 1
Replying to @andyvitale
You might just need to adjust settings in gps app. When I was on Android it just worked. On iOS I had to fiddle with google maps.
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Karl Fast Nov 1
Replying to @andyvitale
I use pockecast and that will pause. That and Overcast are your best options
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Karl Fast Oct 18
Replying to @atx_barnes
The book is all ecological psychology and radical embodied cognition for design. I veer more towards distributed cognition.
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