Don't you just hate it when the first thing that happens when you log on your computer on a Monday morning is none other than a *BLING*. And then a stupid bot on your AIM messages you when you were expecting an actual friend instead to talk to vent or shoot the shit about Mondays. Anyhow, I thought I'd have some fun this time and paste random quotes from Pulp Fiction by non other than the great Samuel Jackson. Enjoy!
If you are a web professional like me and especially if you are in the User Experience field, with a title like "Information Architect", you may have had similar experiences while trying to explain to non-web professionals what it is exactly that you do. After much trial and error and not being satisfied with telling people that I am just "a web designer" (and then subsequently hearing requests to design their friend's website or to create another version of facebook for them for $200 and a slice of pizza), I have begun to just tell people that I meet here and there that "I draw boxes". Amazingly, I began to realize that every position and every title within the web and digital world, can be explained in boxes! Allow me to demonstrate:
Last year, I visited the Noguchi Gardens in Astoria, NY. Although the architecture and sculptures from Isamu Noguchi himself were all very facinating, interestingly enough, I found myself most captivated by a little documentary that was being shown in the gift store. It was about a lesser known designer, Isamu Kenmochi (1912-1971), a Japanese industrial designer famous for his rattan chair design - a hand-weaved basket chair made in bamboo. The part that left me most inspired were the opening quotes by Kenmochi that encapsulated his design philosophy.