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Jonathan Korman
Works at DocuSign
Attended University of California at Santa Cruz
Lives in San Francisco
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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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SexyCyborg
A while ago I was charmed by the underlit skirt project of maker SexyCyborg that made the rounds thanks to a blurb on bOING bOING. One of my favorite wearables is the Hikaru Skirt: http://hikaruskirt.tumblr.com My problem with the existing design is— Limite...
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Christian Reconstructionism
A really good interview with Julie Ingersoll, who has written a book on Christian Deconstructionism, an influential religious and cultural movement which has a complex relationship with the Christian right. Reconstructionists do engage in explicitly politic...
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Local government often sucks
I've been meaning to write something about this American political canard for years, and Jonathan Chait has finally done it for me so I don't have to: Why the Worst Governments in America Are Local Governments The myth of localism is rooted deep in our poli...
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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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The new Apple file system
A friend was just complaining about the elimination of Save As from Apple's OS X. In partial defense of Apple, this is a tragically half-baked execution of a good idea. Save-as with prompt-before-overwrite are the two primitives necessary to allow users to ...
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The Difference
Robert “The Prince of Darkness” Novak says: The difference between Democrats and Republicans is that Democrats truly believe in governing, and Republicans just want power. Just putting it here so I have it handy.
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Greece & the EU
So I've been trying to get up to speed on what's really happening with Greece and the EU. My man Paul Krugman says: The European project — a project I have always praised and supported — has just been dealt a terrible, perhaps fatal blow. And whatever you t...
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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
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San Francisco
Previously
Los Angeles - San Diego - Santa Cruz
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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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Male
Relationship
In an open relationship
Other names
Miniver Cheevy