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Jonathan Korman
Works at DocuSign
Attended University of California at Santa Cruz
Lives in San Francisco
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Tak
I just succumbed to a Kickstarter for simple little abstract strategy game called Tak, meant to be the incarnation of a game referenced in a set of fantasy novels. Its minimalism is charming, making Tak a good (belated) entrant for Daniel Solis' Thousand Ye...
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Be careful which corpus you use
Twitter taught Microsoft’s AI chatbot to be a racist asshole in less than a day
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Running for gangster-in-chief
Donald Trump, answering a question at last night's debate: Mr. Trump, just yesterday, almost 100 foreign policy experts signed on to an open letter refusing to support you, saying your embracing expansive use of torture is inexcusable. General Michael Hayde...
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Treaties
So it was just pointed out to me that Canada makes an effort to honor treaties made with Indians through annuity payments. Isn't that interesting?
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Western civilization
Neal Stephenson, in his epic article In the Kingdom of Mao Bell on computers in China written for Wired magazine, back when the magazine was still cool, makes a comment on Western culture that has stuck with me. Our concept of cyberspace, cyber-culture, and...
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Apple Watch
I waited a couple of years to pick up the iPhone and, as an interaction designer, I regretted my hesitation. I had been an early adopter on smart phones — I even bought that Handspring phone attachment for a Palm PDA — and so had wanted to wait because I sa...
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Humans are scary
I wind up looking this up a few times a year, and I've never found a sufficiently legible version to satisfy me, so I'm cooking up one of my own. It’s funny how science fiction universes so often treat humans as a boring, default everyman species or even th...
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Voter ID laws
The Nation : North Carolina’s new voter ID law goes into effect for the first time during the March 15 primary, and 218,000 registered voters do not have an acceptable form of government-issued ID now required to vote. Ethelene Douglas, an 85-year-old Afric...
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Partial birth abortion
This is the post that made me pro-choice. Glad to see it still circulating. Keeping the link handy. I'm sure to need it sometime.
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Manhattan-ish projects
So today I saw yet another of these stories where “ Politician X calls for a new Manhattan Project to Do Some Impossible Thing ”. I don't want to pick on this particular politician right now (though I am mightily disappointed), I want to talk about learning...
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Brooks
I gotta assemble an index of David Brooks takedowns. I've blogged a bunch of them, but it's handier to have them together like I did with Thomas Friedman . For when that day comes, I have a killer from Corey Robin, who knows more about conservatism than Bro...
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Committed people and Korman's Third Law
So there's a little aphorism I hate, attributed to Margaret Mead. Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. On the face of it, it's a stirring message of hope. If you're...
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Work
Occupation
Interaction designer
Skills
user research, product definition, user experience, interaction design, and a little bit of visual design
Employment
  • DocuSign
    Lead UX designer, 2013 - present
  • Riverbed Technology
    Principal UX designer, 2011 - 2013
  • Flip Video (Cisco)
    UX design principal, 2009 - 2011
  • Cooper
    Principal consultant, 1997 - 2007
  • Veoh Networks
    Director of UX, 2007 - 2008
  • Flip Video (Pure Digital Technologies)
    UX design lead, 2008 - 2009
  • Wells Fargo Bank
    Web administrator, 1996 - 1997
  • Asylum Entertainment
    Producer, 1996 - 1997
Places
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Currently
San Francisco
Previously
Los Angeles - San Diego - Santa Cruz
Story
Tagline
interaction designer, Pagan hermeticist, soixante-huitard, flâneur, interested in almost everything
Introduction
Another San Franciscan of letters and adventure. You know the drill: cufflinks, esoteric job, eccentric spiritual practice, lots of weird books. Interested in almost everything.
Bragging rights
I invented the abbreviation "IxD"
Education
  • University of California at Santa Cruz
    Physics
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Gender
Male
Relationship
In an open relationship
Other names
Miniver Cheevy