The Shape of Design by Frank Chimero - a riff on Liz' intro on Jazz
Jazz isn’t a written expression. It’s equivalent in tech is designing in code. Jazz is the creation as it is created and experienced. Jazz that is written and performed looses the life and the expression that is inherent in jazz. Jazz is the creation and embodiment of the experience in one for the musician, band, and audience all as one. This experience can be captured and played over and over to get the experience, but the creation of that experience comes from living in the medium and expressing through it, not the writing it out and trying to recreate it through playing what is written. The music is documented in what is played, much as what is designed is experienced though use through designing in the code. Jazz is a show don’t tell, as much as design is show don’t tell.