back on magic - frog design

13 Oct 2009 - 5:54pm
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Dave Malouf
2005

We were talking about magic a while back (so long ago that on the web site I
can't add to the thread). But it is hear for reference:
http://www.ixda.org/discuss.php?post=46102

frog design had a design leadership meeting and one of the aspects they
seemed to dive deeply into is "magic". I like the discussion.
http://designmind.frogdesign.com/blog/at-stake-a-unified-understanding-of-design.html-0

I for one WANT to manipulate the world towards change. My change. My ideals.
That fear is dishonest because every form of design is a manipulation, an
insertion into the cultural pool. Anyway, I found it interesting that it
isn't just us talking about this.

-- dave

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13 Oct 2009 - 11:07pm
Bob Miller
2007

Isn't this one of Clark's Three Laws? That any sufficiently advanced
technology is indistinguishable from magic?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clarke's_three_laws

Fascinating topic. My 2 cents would be that it doesn't matter
whether the designers think they're creating magic. If the designs
are effective and good, then surely some of the users wouldn't be
able to distinguish the technique from magic. That is, if they could
detect it at all!

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