Justin Jacoby Smith is an organizer, web geek, Buddhist, and poet.

synthesizing desires organically, quietly & genuinely

The more we’re involved with the creation of systems — be they iOS, HTML, EPUB, literary or photographic based — and the greater the reach of these systems, the stronger I feel we shift the definition of our role as “designers.” There’s a growing obviousness that a designer must be holistic. That a designer must be someone who understands the output from the perspective of user, engineer and audience within the context of entertainment or business or social change; someone who attempts to empathize fully with all perspectives and desires with an eye towards the functionality of the system, and synthesizes those desires organically, quietly and genuinely into the interface and user experience.

"Twitter Archives and the Sendai Quake," - by @craigmod [vimeo http://www.vimeo.com/24547083 w=400&h=225]

2011/04 Craig Mod | A Strange Flight from SanFrancisco/CreativeMornings on Vimeo.