The speculative part of my work is that these particular cognitive tasks – ways of thinking analytically – are tied to nature’s laws.
I do believe that there are some universal cognitive tasks that are deep and profound – indeed, so deep and profound that it is worthwhile to understand them in order to design our displays in accord with those tasks.
I think it is important for software to avoiding imposing a cognitive style on workers and their work.
My idea here is that, inasmuch as certain cognitive tasks and principles are tied to nature’s laws, these tasks and principles are indifferent to language, culture, gender, or the particular mode of information that is provided.
It is straightforward for me to be ethical, responsible, and kind-hearted because I have the resources to support that.
I hope that I am generous and tolerant, but certainly on the intellectual side I think that there are discoverable truths, and some things that are closer approximations to the truth than others.
The commonality between science and art is in trying to see profoundly – to develop strategies of seeing and showing.
The idea of trying to create things that last – forever knowledge – has guided my work for a long time now.
Public discussions are part of what it takes to make changes in the trillions of graphics published each year.
What this means is that we shouldn’t abbreviate the truth but rather get a new method of presentation.
I was writing a chapter of Beautiful Evidence on the subject of the sculptural pedestal, which led to my thinking about what’s up on the pedestal – the great leader.
What gets left out is the narrative between the bullets, which would tell us who’s going to do what and how we’re going to achieve the generic goals on the list.