Welcome to #CHI09

This begins the first of my #chi09 posts. Sitting in the Boston Commons after registering, I can write the reflection I had on the plane.

I have always subscribed to William Blake’s notion that “a foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds”.

I also agree with Dan Saffer’s statement that best practices are only good starting points and should not be used to create a solution, nor should they act as a defense of a solution. Best practices are good until you need to break them.

Then I look at my work. I have become a stickler for consistncy within mydesigns both within the style of the image, the documentation and annotation, and even to using believable figures. A major project I am on is the development of a best practices document… that I know will not last long once published, for then the edge cases break out.

So I am curious wether I fall into the practice what you preach fault or if I have a healthy balance of consistency and everything else. It is probably too early too tell, but something to keep in mind.

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