On Generative Features

Or, the Value of ‘Underspecifying’ a Product Feature

Example, please?

Remember when twitter had stars?

Why would you want to underspecify a feature?

The differences between designing for ‘paths’ vs ‘sandboxes’
Flagging topics in Slack for future discussion
Emojis for voting on categories!

First, the other extreme: Overspecifying

Generative Features (vs Specified Use Cases)

The distinction between Generative and Underspecified Features may be overthinking things, but…whatever.
Who could have predicted this!
Lost in the maze, together!

On the many uses of a pencil


Speaker, educator, and design leader. On a mission to make learning the hard stuff fun, by creating ‘things to think with’ and ‘spaces’ for generative play.