Burrito Justice and the slam dunk case for high-speed rail in California:
With population density like ours, and the success of TGV and AVE, how do you claim with any intellectual credibility that HSR won’t work here? It’s a significant amount of money, but it’s an investment, and the alternative is worse. You’re not going to make I-5 any wider, or add more runways to SFO or LAX.
While I’m at it: the utter moral bankruptcy of those using “train to nowhere” to describe the first planned segment between Bakersfield and Fresno is maddening. You know where they build the first bit of Interstate? Missouri. And the first BART line? Oakland-Fremont. Just stop moving your lips, you are embarrassing yourself. (This includes you, The Economist – your article was weak sauce. Sad, even. And you really ought to drive out of LA up I-5 on a Sunday sometime. Or any time.)
Designers have become enablers to the redesign. We helped to create this monster….
It’s time to stop this madness. Realign it, or refine it. Focus and attack the high priority issues that will cause little disruption and improve on the experience. Set up ways to measure and diagnose specific problems. Yes, sometimes you really do have to make big changes, just understand why you are doing it. Fine tune the engine, don’t keep rebuilding it.
Naturally, I’m drawn to this article because my name is mentioned in the first sentence. But Francisco’s arguments are well-constructed, and 6 years later, I still value realigning over redesigning. I’m fairly confident users do, too.
“the skill I picked up in school that turned out to be the most valuable was learning how to take a punch. We had these insane critiques where we’d trash each other viciously. We took pride in how brutal we could be to one another. I think it went way beyond constructive. It was an art form in itself. We were basically trying to see if we could get each other to drop out of school.”—
I recently did a google search to see if anyone had “converted” instagram filters to photoshop actions. After not finding any results, I decided to see if I could do it myself. I didn’t get a 100% exact match, but it’s pretty close.