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Karl Fast
I work on hard problems where these collide: abundant information, pervasive computation, deep interaction
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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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Karl Fast Oct 18
Replying to @atx_barnes @inkblurt
Yes and no. Lots of academic material. Not a lot is written specifically for designers. Recommend "Understanding Context" by
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Karl Fast Oct 10
Replying to @m_ott
Glad you liked the talk. It's a favorite of mine.
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Karl Fast May 9
Replying to @sjors
it isn't but email me and I can send you that and more
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Matthew Milan May 3
Replying to @resmini @jddj and 3 others
Wow, I haven't talked about Backcasting in years but it's evolved a lot at since I last shared publicly: in heavy use here!
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Karl Fast Mar 27
The opposite strikes me as more true: if you want to survive as a developer you better learn design
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Karl Fast Mar 25
Try changing your mind about something important. It provides strong evidence that you have one.
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Karl Fast Mar 21
I knew those cloning experiments wouldn't stay secret forever
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Karl Fast Mar 9
Replying to @ykovzel
No. It's a workshop, not a talk.
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IA Summit #ias18 Mar 2
Learn how to filter any kind of information w/ of at an workshop on 3/22.
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Jedd Ahyoung Jan 31
"What is technical debt?" Technical debt is hard to explain, but a picture is worth a thousand words.
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Alex Steffen Jan 14
Arctic sea ice collapse. We are—right now—in a rapidly worsening planetary crisis, one unparalleled in human history, yet largely ignored.
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Karl Fast Jan 13
I just finished Ricky Jay's book about Buchinger. Amazing and obscure historical figure. Struck me as great onthisday material
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