How to Talk with Designers
A Talk of Broad Generalizations
But First, an Admission
I have multiple personalities and one is a Philosopher… shhhhhh!
Ludwig Wittgenstein
Philosopher of Language, Logic, Math and the Mind
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Best Known Works:
Philosophical Investigations
Tra...
A Common Language
Or at least a common vocabulary during a given language game
-Ludwig Wittgenstein
“The world is my world: this is manifest in
the fact that the limits of language (of that
language wh...
WRONG
-Ludwig Wittgenstein
“Imagine someone pointing to a place in the
iris of a Rembrandt eye and saying, 'The
walls of my room...
Design Is Not All Subjective
And Design is not necessarily Art
Educate and Be Educated
-Ludwig Wittgenstein
“If a lion could talk, we could not understand
him.”
Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus
-Ludwig Wittgenstein
“What can be said at all can be said clearly,
and what we cannot talk about we must
pass over in sile...
Contact Information
Twitter: @brob
LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/bryanlrobinson
Email:
bryanlrobinson@gmail.com
bryan@h...
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How To Talk To Designers - A short talk from the Memtech Super UG meetup

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A meditation on Wittgenstein, language and talking to each other. This 10-minute talk is from the #memtech Super UG Meetup from July 17, 2014

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How To Talk To Designers - A short talk from the Memtech Super UG meetup

  1. 1. How to Talk with Designers A Talk of Broad Generalizations
  2. 2. But First, an Admission I have multiple personalities and one is a Philosopher… shhhhhh!
  3. 3. Ludwig Wittgenstein Philosopher of Language, Logic, Math and the Mind ! Best Known Works: Philosophical Investigations Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus
  4. 4. A Common Language Or at least a common vocabulary during a given language game
  5. 5. -Ludwig Wittgenstein “The world is my world: this is manifest in the fact that the limits of language (of that language which alone I understand) mean the limits of my world.” Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus
  6. 6. WRONG
  7. 7. -Ludwig Wittgenstein “Imagine someone pointing to a place in the iris of a Rembrandt eye and saying, 'The walls of my room should be painted this color.’"
  8. 8. Design Is Not All Subjective And Design is not necessarily Art
  9. 9. Educate and Be Educated
  10. 10. -Ludwig Wittgenstein “If a lion could talk, we could not understand him.” Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus
  11. 11. -Ludwig Wittgenstein “What can be said at all can be said clearly, and what we cannot talk about we must pass over in silence.” Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus
  12. 12. Contact Information Twitter: @brob LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/bryanlrobinson Email: bryanlrobinson@gmail.com bryan@hackmemphis.org memphiswebworkers@gmail.com
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