Ben Carr



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This is all there is

Today I want to talk to you about why I am the way that I am. And by that I mean, why I care so much about experience design; about the experiences people have with things. Why I get frustrated by things that don’t work, or don’t work well, or aren’t easy to use. Why mediocrity infuriates me so much.

What a beautifully blunt characterization of this one, short life we all have, and the ensuing responsibility we have as people who make things.

2023: The Year of Connection

Over the last several years, I have noticed myself slowly detaching from the world around me; not a lack of awareness, but a lack of presence. That's why in 2023, my yearly theme is “connection.”

A Mountain of Unknown

For Cognition

As a developer in client services, new challenges are always on the horizon. However, even in the most supporting environments, project challenges can feel isolating when they’re unusually complex or unfamiliar. In these moments, it’s important to allow yourself to feel vulnerable, lean on those around you, and give yourself a framework to move forward.