Monday mood lifter – The Japanese have a word for this too…

By Gordon Rugg

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Yes, it’s a picture of a man with his head in a basket, playing a very large bamboo flute.

Yes, the Japanese do have a word for it. Three words, in fact, because there’s a story behind why people went round with baskets on their heads, playing flutes. It’s a story of Zen and espionage and pentatonic scales.

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Definitions of “good” design: User-centred design in three layers

By Gordon Rugg

Design is a subject that tends to provoke strong emotions.

It’s also a subject where people tend to have opinions that appear deeply conflicting.

This article looks at why this situation arises, and at how we can move beyond it.

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