Design = Future
Hi. I'm jen, a pale blue dot on a pale blue dot seeking a lead design role in a life-changing, mind-bending, world-bettering adventure.
Ideally this role exists in a small, cross-functional, highly-autonomous team of self-managed, chummy, curious achievers, who move swiftly to gather and measure user feedback and behavior, which they use to plan, build, and ship interesting and useful products and features. Even more ideally, this team lives with an optimistic and cheerful, socially and environmentally responsible company or organization, with a strong long-term vision and sense of values, whose users' success and happiness are directly linked to its subsistence.
If we're going to survive the coming waves of next-level disruption, we need design thinking to help identify and solve the right problems. Designers have real power to make technology and network culture support and amplify real human connections and community, instead of letting it divide us. My mission is to devote whatever passion and skill I have for design toward making our future one of the good ones.
"The future is here, it's just not evenly distributed," William Gibson said in 1993. Since then, the internet has emerged as our most powerful path to both advance the future and distribute it. And that’s one of the most interesting things out there...maybe ever.