Posts by Hugh Dubberly

Oct 17, 2015

A Systems Literacy Manifesto

In 1968, West Churchman wrote, “…there is a good deal of turmoil about the manner in which our society is run. …the citizen has begun to suspect that the people who make major decisions that affect our lives don’t know what they are doing.”[1] Churchman was writing at a time of growing concern about war, […]

Jul 2, 2014

VoteStream: Turning Elections Data into Open Data

Written for DMI magazine — Summer 2014. US elections technology—the infrastructure on which democracy depends—is proprietary, locking up public data; unlocking that data is a design challenge on many levels. — Hugh Dubberly

May 1, 2012

What can Steve Jobs and Jonathan Ive teach us about designing?

Written for Interactions Magazine The day after Steve Jobs died, my friend Rich Binell, another Apple alum, asked, “Why did Steve Jobs’ passing affect us more than the passing of other notable people?” Of course, Jobs changed the world, and many of us were moved by his work. How did he do it?

Dec 5, 2011

A Proposal for the Future of Design Education

Submitted as input for the update of the Design Education Manifesto, ICOGRADA, March 28, 2011 In 2000, the International Council of Graphic Design Associations (ICOGRADA) published their first “Design Education Manifesto,” noting “many changes” in design practice, defining “visual communication designer,” and suggesting “a future of design education.” The ICOGRADA manifesto marked a turning point—an […]

Jul 1, 2011

Convergence 2.0 = Service + Social + Physical

Written for Interactions magazine by Hugh Dubberly. In 1980, when I was a college student, I heard Nicholas Negroponte speak about the future of computing. What stood out most was his model of convergence. Negroponte presented the model in three steps. The first slide showed the publishing, broadcasting, and computing industries as separate rings; the […]

Jun 15, 2011

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