Dept. Round-up: Sept. 6, 2019

  • Don Norman, the author of The Design of Everyday Things, has written a thought-provoking article that calls out ageism in design culture. Designing for the elderly seems to be an often overlooked aspect of design. We agree with Don, this needs to be considered more often.
  • The robots are taking our jobs! Here are a couple of interesting articles about the labor struggles farmers are having, and how robots are being used to ease their struggles.
  • We highly recommend this video featuring Seth Godin discussing How to Do Work That Matters for People Who Care. This is one of those interviews that is just filled with little nuggets of wisdom and inspiration. It’s long, but it’s definitely worth it.
  • Of course, we have to include something about cute animals. We can’t stop laughing at these chocolate croissants that look like sloths. We love sloths, we love chocolatey, buttery croissants. It’s a perfect crossover.
  • Podcast Recommendation: We’re just going to throw this entire story at you. The Shrink Next Door is a WILD true story about a therapists psychological manipulation of his patients. It’s a gripping story that doesn’t seem like it could be real, and just leaves you asking, “how?”