The nice people at Wolff Olins took Mary Meeker's REIMAGINING Kleiner Perkins deck as an invitation to participation [a lovely concept from Clay Shirky] .
They sketched out some future facing conceps that build on her categories.
Nice and sketchy.
[The word nice originally mean 'precise' making the above sentence oxymoronic, and also the point of this post.
A while back, thanks to my buddy Mike, I had the privilege of helping out at the Microsoft Research DESIGN EXPO.
It was awesome. I was helping the teams, design schools from all over the world, giving feedback on their projects and packaging and so on.
You can check out the projects here: MSFT Research Design Expo 2012.
One of the other people giving feedback was the legendary designer Bill Buxton.
One of the most crucial pieces of feedback was about fidelity.
Sketches are supposed to be low fidelity.
If they are too Hi-FI, they aren't sketches, and we parse them differently.
As closed, finished things, not exploratory things to consider.
Sketches are questions, not answers.
I also got to have dinner with Jaron Lanier, author of You are Not A Gadget.
He was also brilliant and super nice. He knows a truly incredible amount about loads of things - just like Bill Buxton - especially about really obscure musical instruments.
I said basically this to him:
'I loved your book although I don't agree with you.
However, I no longer eat cephalopods, so it clearly made an impact on me.'
He seemed satisfied with this and said he has just finised a new book I can not agree with if I want.]