Drew Mattke - Professional Technical Designer

Balancing design, business and technology

Design, Business, TechnologyÖ on balance
Why isnít every piece of technology wildly cool and perfect for users? Sometimes itís because design considerations were neglected, but often itís the result of realistic compromises driven by business or technology factors. Find out how this plays out.

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Linked by Alberto-Laszlo Barabasi

Linked :: by Albert-Laszlo Barabasi
An in-depth exploration of how networks work and surprising insights into how they are part of our lives.

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Drew Mattke, Technical Design Director


Here on my personal business site, learn more about me as a professional than a one-page resumé can impart. You'll also discover some insights that I am happy to share with you. These topics bring together elements of Design, Technology, and Business — with some random thoughts that tie back in ways you might not expect.

To help you with your consideration for hiring me, be sure to review my Dossier.

Freakonomics :: by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner

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This is an insightful book that highlights the learnings to be gained when you apply one science (economics) to another (sociology).
The book poses and answers some interesting questions such as: "Which is more dangerous, a gun or a swimming pool?" and "Why do drug dealers still live with their moms?"


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Lightspeed Sneak Peek

Can't share a lot on this since it's still in design, however there are some exciting technologies on the horizon in the Telecom, Information, and Entertainment (TIE) space...


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Random Access 27


Another random topic to come here.
Maybe we'll talk about the strangely dream-like world of Kafka and how his Castle so reminds me of working for a certain large company whose name shall go unmentioned in this article.


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It isn't that they can't see the solution. It is that they can't see the problem.
— G. K. Chesterton
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