Against the (increasingly) user-hostile Web

February 4th, 2018 @ 11:07

We’re very good at talking about immersive experiences, personalized content, growth hacking, responsive strategy, user centered design, social media activation, retargeting, CMS and user experience. But behind all this jargon lurks the uncomfortable idea that we might be accomplices in the destruction of a platform that was meant to empower and bring people together; the possibility that we are instead building a machine that surveils, subverts, manipulates, overwhelms and exploits people.

via: https://www.neustadt.fr/essays/against-a-user-hostile-web/

The Web was born open, but the modern web is different.

I think it’s time we take the Web back! We need less “social” networks, “social” platforms; instead we need to bring back RSS, our personal blogs and websites.

We need the open Web. Again.

“No Matter What”

April 5th, 2017 @ 12:59

No Matter What, lying on our kitchen table...

No Matter What by Debi Gliori is one of my favorite books ever (thanks to Ani)!

Maybe this book is also (at least partially) the reason why I am drawing on paper for a while now — even if I know that I would probably never become a true illustrator! But I like drawing, so I keep doing it… :-)

Monsters and Carrots: The Labyrinths

Monsters and Carrots: The Labyrinths

Monsters & Carrots “live” on the pages of a few notebooks of mine for the last 2+ years. I am still curious what will happen with all these crazy drawings…

UPDATE @ 13:15: The power of Twitter! :)

On working remotely

April 1st, 2017 @ 03:06

This is a pretty interesting read by Yan Lhert:
Why I Only Work Remotely.”

Remote work is not for everyone probably, but in many cases it might be a great option. More people should try it I think. :)


[ optimiced.com is the virtual home of Web & graphic designer Michel Bozgounov | powered by WP & hosted by DreamHost | also available in български ]

0.523 / 24 / 23