One of the primary goals of interaction design is simply to meet the user’s needs. One of the best ways to do this is by leveraging contextual information to modify the experience. “Adaptive design” is a methodology that can significantly improve user experience and enhance the intended purpose of the product by utilizing the technology and information streams that are readily available.
Contextual Design Systems is a forthcoming guide to implementing adaptive design principles into interdisciplinary fields of creative problem solving.
We are a series of transparencies which begin as material beings and disappear into the world of the immaterial. The moving image of our selves is thus our most profound and poetic truth, for its existence is evidence not of our existence, but of our end. The projected photographic image does not furnish evidence of the thing it represents, rather its importance is derived in its opposite or paradoxal state.
—Ann Demeulemeester (via variationsonrelations)
The feelings that hurt most, the emotions that sting most, are those that are absurd - The longing for impossible things, precisely because they are impossible; nostalgia for what never was; the desire for what could have been; regret over not being someone else; dissatisfaction with the world’s existence. All these half-tones of the soul’s consciousness create in us a painful landscape, an eternal sunset of what we are.