I just read Against Empathy by Paul Bloom and have some thoughts. I picked the book up partly because of the provocative title. My work relies heavily on empathy–or what we call empathy–to understand the challenges and needs of people who will eventually engage with the product or experience we’re designing. Could it be that empathy is the wrong tool? After reading Bloom’s book, I think: Sort of. Continue reading Against Empathy? Maybe
As an obsessive reader, I love the feel and and heft of a real book. Yeah, they have their drawbacks. Books take up a lot of space. Moving apartments becomes an ordeal. Bringing enough books to entertain me for a long flight requires a sturdy carryon bag and an arm workout. But I think it’s worth it. Continue reading Books are the best!