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These Maps Reveal the Hidden Structures of 'Choose Your Own Adventure' Books - Atlas Obscura
Choose Your Own Adventure - diagrams of the story maps. "Each arrow represents a page, each circle a choice, and each square an ending. Dotted lines show where branches link to one another."
webdev  storytelling  webapps  ideas  games 
yesterday by macloo
Welcome to Interactive Fiction - Atlas Obscura
Welcome to Interactive Fiction: You’re a Wizard-Sniffing Pig
How text-based games are changing way we tell stories.
games  webdev  storytelling  ideas  2017 
yesterday by macloo
Design Thinking is Kind of Like Syphilis — It’s Contagious and Rots Your Brains – Medium
What is Design Thinking, this thing you’d want to put all your hard-earned bread towards? That’s a good question. Its Wikipedia page, which was clearly written by enthusiasts, defines the term in this way: “Design Thinking refers to creative strategies designers use during the process of designing. Design Thinking is also an approach that can be used to consider issues, with a means to help resolve these issues, more broadly than within professional design practice and has been applied in business as with as social issues.”
If you’re confused, don’t worry. You’re not alone. That confusion is a common reaction to a “movement” that’s little more than floating balloons of jargon, full of hot air. The deeper you dig into Design Thing, the vaguer it becomes.
None of this would matter, though, if Design Thinking was just another fad taking hold with the gullible. The problem is that certain individuals and interests have recently been pushing Design Thinking as a way to reform higher education and other fundamental social institutions.
ideas  Design 
2 days ago by cogdog
Taking a Fence Down
I remember reading somewhere that John F. Kennedy quoted Chesterton as saying something about not taking a fence down until you know the reason why it was put it up. I think the idea was if someone says they don’t understand why something is the way it is and wants to destroy or change it, don’t let them. Any help?
ideas  change 
2 days ago by cogdog

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