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Chris R Becker

A review of Melvin Kranzberg’s tech POV.

Illustration of a Police officer and the variety of camera technology in their environment, Body camera, surveillance camera, car cameras, phone recordings, etc.
Illustration of a Police officer and the variety of camera technology in their environment, Body camera, surveillance camera, car cameras, phone recordings, etc.
Camera Technology

“Technology is inherently neutral; it’s how you use it that decides whether it’s a net positive or negative,”

— Scott Greenwood, a prominent constitutional rights attorney.


A primer knowledge for being a Designer.

As 10 x 10 illustration
As 10 x 10 illustration
10x10 Illustration


Cognitive bias with tools in UX and beyond.

A Illustration of a hammer as a patent diagram and a nail
A Illustration of a hammer as a patent diagram and a nail
Hammer + Nail

“I suppose it is tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as if it were a nail.”

Abraham Maslow — 1966

Tools in UX and beyond


The role storytelling plays in being a better designer.

An illustration of a man being a Raconteur storyteller
An illustration of a man being a Raconteur storyteller
Design Raconteur

Raconteur — a person who tells anecdotes in a skillful and amusing way.


The Panofsky Method + Le Corbusier’s Building Model


3 Scenarios for how UX applies psychological flexibility to its practice.

Illustration of Flexible Psychology — Olivia Newton-John Physical on the brain
Illustration of Flexible Psychology — Olivia Newton-John Physical on the brain
Build Flexible Psychology — Olivia Newton-John — Physical


Use the Socratic method to improve teaching strategies, and move beyond failure for UX and UI.’

Getting Struck in the face Log Cutting Failure
Bob Dylan — Subterranean Homesick Blues
  1. Failure to start
  2. Failure in execution

1. Failure to Start


Holding the line as UX Designer to solve your user's problem.

ABC from GlennGary Glenn Ross
An illustration the letters of ABTI — Always Be Testing and Iterating
An illustration the letters of ABTI — Always Be Testing and Iterating
ABTI — Always be Testing & Iterating


Now that we are all stuck inside for a while it is a good opportunity to keep inspired. Here is a list of inspirational content to help stave off the challenges and keep you curious.

Designers to listen to

Wim Crouwel — Graphic Designer
Hartmut Esslinger — Frog Founder


Gaining skills that distinguish you as a human-centered problem solver becomes paramount as the number of UX/UI designers grow and their titles change from webmaster to product architect and beyond.

Chris R Becker

Sr. UX Designer / Educator / Author of Learn HCI. Former Lead Curriculum Architect @ 2U. Parent, surfer, tinkerer.

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