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Cyd Harrell @cydharrell San Francisco

ux, product, civic tech, haiku; now consulting w/@CalCourts; fmr chief of staff @18F; alum @codeforamerica & @boltpeters. toolbox: metaphor & duct tape. she/her

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Joined Twitter 1/5/09


@cydharrell @rio_ux Hear hear. The syntactic "how might we" too often neglects that "we" need to include the right… https://t.co/TMGUuOXjyu
Retweeted by Cyd Harrell @shaganebl yes, that's exactly what I'm critiquing. was curious about your first response that seemed to say I shouldn't. @shaganebl I mostly work in local government. can you say more about what you mean about SF 15 years ago? @jaaronstanley I am! probably looking at the week of the 22nd at this point - I'll follow you so we can DM about possible times @mrialena @narrandum @ariel_n it's a pervasive problem in tech - ugh @cydharrell @ariel_n Design thinking: because there's no problem so big it can't be solved by a bunch of privileged… https://t.co/DL2kePDPUc
Retweeted by Cyd Harrell @_alanbsmith ways designers think - tools, lenses, processes - can be really useful when deployed by well-informed,… https://t.co/s09GAoXk79 @jgee this & the next couple, more or less. now, *design* has tools & lenses that can be deployed judiciously & by… https://t.co/Lj6LvI5hQ1 @rio_ux the notion that our methods are the right ones for all scales & types of problem is arrogant beyond words. @rio_ux "how might we" implies it's a fresh question, never dug into before. that immediately takes off the table h… https://t.co/XGYP2tDw5h @rio_ux empathy is ok, but insufficient, yes. also, empathy as a frame is a trap. you & I *can't* fully feel what i… https://t.co/Em9cgKhJqk @soh_yon @lily___digital I just. omfg. it is not. @mrialena more than likely some version thereof @troutgirl YES. @jgee design thinking basically& for real, designers, sticking a "how might we" on the front of wicked problems is not useful (& the d School & Id… https://t.co/LPoUJGVHDbYou may vote at ANY Vote Center! Check https://t.co/pTfLmCkHfR for wait times.
Retweeted by Cyd Harrell @hondanhon can't like everything 🙃 - I enjoyed it as a very strange far-future romp @hpdailyrant anyway, if I can be useful, let me know. @hpdailyrant I'm speaking at one soon - in fact recording the talk tonight - & I've had a really hard time writing… https://t.co/Y24ipBkTre @hondanhon this is very Machineries of Empire - do we have creeping calendar heresies?join me in taking your big ideas & shoving them.there are more than enough terrific ideas in social justice (& general civic) spaces. they're all better informed t… https://t.co/V0q6XLlqM7- how the notion that ideas are more valuable than other kinds of work (even other kinds of knowledge production) a… https://t.co/hcymnRolKpif you (like me, though less so than if I were a guy) were educated to believe your ideas are always important & yo… https://t.co/AkgclbdPQkone thing I think often trips up educated white people in responding to things like police brutality is that we rea… https://t.co/uDbwXQXP6hmonmouth poll -- percent saying that racial and ethnic discrimination is a big problem in the US jan 2015: 51% jul 2016: 68% now: 76%
Retweeted by Cyd HarrellThe work is being done. Designers, you don’t need to think about how to solve for this. You need to find the people… https://t.co/jcFU0wQ7QT
Retweeted by Cyd Harrell& wrt bullet #3, people have been calling for prison reform + abolishing the police for YEARS. Not “redesigning” it… https://t.co/TNZSzJwUvf
Retweeted by Cyd HarrellHere’s the section of the statement that rubbed me the wrong way. I feel like y’all could have stopped at bullet #… https://t.co/y5K6OcZIc2
Retweeted by Cyd HarrellRe: LRT + thread: Thought I would comment here directly. The @AIGAdesign statement asks designers to think about… https://t.co/uoXgiMpTit
Retweeted by Cyd Harrell6/ I had some press calls today re: “Should people be out protesting?” My answer: the gatherings aren’t risk-free,… https://t.co/gJ7YeynSEv
Retweeted by Cyd Harrell @BlairBraverman they are creatures of light. I understand & support why you don't want to post them too much when h… https://t.co/UVxgKAkVYM @herlifeinpixels sorry, what? pandemic design problems, as in the problems designers have to think through during t… https://t.co/yZWzuuMxvW
6/2
2020
Hey, folks. We'll be hanging out here in 10 minutes if you'd like to join us. We're donating the door to the Black… https://t.co/kNnzHXaI3a
Retweeted by Cyd Harrell @mrialena you know, one of the weirder corporate fads, back when I used to be a proper corporate, was Blair Witchin… https://t.co/rve3A2Dcn7What a time to launch! Congrats @tasneemraja https://t.co/0JtDHdzxhV
Retweeted by Cyd HarrellI think it's fine if you want to work at a big tech company! There are just many people within them that can't imag… https://t.co/ANPRrE4Ng8
Retweeted by Cyd HarrellFreudian typo du jour: specifixation
Retweeted by Cyd HarrellThis weekend was tough... it's easy to feel powerless. I started https://t.co/BJIpCiyxCZ and work on projects like… https://t.co/4ZwuxEwrEq
Retweeted by Cyd Harrell @c_d_los @ronbronson the 12-year-old in me appreciates "This way, you never have to touch the same balls"his point about local elections is absolutely essential. vote for mayor, for county executive, for sheriff, DA, &… https://t.co/6vkCKnikxl @ronbronson um, yes please @ronbronson oooh what have you got? :)pandemic design problems https://t.co/n7zWGEgee0this isn't great https://t.co/3SrlJkDnZCThe police are calling for conflict, there's really no other explanation. They are raising the flag of the police s… https://t.co/xHl7XFsP3p
Retweeted by Cyd HarrellWalnut Creek 👀 https://t.co/ySazb12eEEInspired by @jposi & @SarahM, I'm matching up to $600 in donations in the next 48 hours to @reclaimtheblock (defund… https://t.co/bl1921BLLM
Retweeted by Cyd Harrell11/ Let us buy you a book. Join us in doing the work necessary to understand why so many are protesting, to underst… https://t.co/fCyhUSB4wK
Retweeted by Cyd HarrellSugrue, author of The Origins of the Urban Crisis, suggests a synthesis about what forces are combining in the new… https://t.co/MyQGarsnEP
Retweeted by Cyd HarrellThread from another smart person you should listen to: https://t.co/1D7jCb81cI
Retweeted by Cyd HarrellPeople went from ducking and dodging each other in the grocery store aisles to just putting masks on and walking be… https://t.co/9zzFFKwcos
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6/1
2020
@jeffreytumlin Additionally, @SF311 will have the most up to date detour information for our riders who may not hav… https://t.co/0UwMijMosU
Retweeted by Cyd HarrellIn a democracy, a sacred function of public streets is peaceful protest and grieving. Like last night, Muni buses w… https://t.co/Mz4kzj62Rr
Retweeted by Cyd Harrellwow, this thread https://t.co/DxjcmjlEBNTo folks in Silicon Valley waking up to the role tech plays in upholding white supremacy: hello, welcome. I respect… https://t.co/4JFNqmtcVO
Retweeted by Cyd Harrell2. Resist the urge to “tech” yourself out of the problem. No, there is no mobile app that will dismantle white supr… https://t.co/70CRjS7Z6q
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Retweeted by Cyd HarrellToilet-Kun is a toilet fairy who teaches people in Yokohama City about bathroom procedures after disasters. https://t.co/vCBEWwS2I8
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5/31
2020
@lrb23 Lynn, I think this is a bit of what Vivianne meant by centering yourself. it could be read as "I do what fee… https://t.co/7QM1Y8qEqoIn an historic move, the Minnesota governor is fully mobilizing the state's national guard to stop the groups of de… https://t.co/ANLZBDB6kn
Retweeted by Cyd Harrellit’s hard to get to the bottom of anything when you no longer know which way is up.
Retweeted by Cyd HarrellOh my God. The Stone Arch Bridge in Minneapolis right now. #JusticeForGeorge https://t.co/7AP7HobhWd
Retweeted by Cyd Harrellfiling procedures are never easy (IANAL I just work on court web content) https://t.co/8X1RMaHSt0 @robinberjon right right, and Operational Procedures to do. the virus makes those hard. @robinberjon I mean, would they seriously recruit people for such a board who didn't own laptops already? I do unde… https://t.co/8NKTo8JNtK
5/30
2020
I hope our dogs and posts bring you some respite and self care. Here is new born puppy to Ophelia taking a snoozle… https://t.co/dErrVmSoQw
Retweeted by Cyd Harrell @waltshaub @page88 it wasn't the crewed launch to the ISS - a different prototypeAs a doctor who watched the horrifying video, I can safely say that Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s autopsy repo… https://t.co/f92CXVJYGG
Retweeted by Cyd Harrell @DaveHogue @meganbalaguer I love that it's 2 years of experience too. @DaveHogue @meganbalaguer oh cool cool. in the 10% of your time you aren't branding or coding web components 🤣 @DaveHogue @meganbalaguer what bothers me most, honestly, is this is all execution skills - not a bit of critical t… https://t.co/AQ51zqxIzQThis is really important. It is true that most young people won’t die of COVID-19. But most young people wouldn’t d… https://t.co/rTFc7rV9aW
Retweeted by Cyd Harrellit's really a shame billion-dollar startups stole the term unicorn https://t.co/syon2POmPqcorrection: the Customs and Border Protection Predator B drone that flew over Minneapolis today actually appears to… https://t.co/eCLotfVHnL
Retweeted by Cyd HarrellLamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), the chairman of the Senate’s health committee, says he opposes Trump’s move to withdraw… https://t.co/sTFVTk1D1I
Retweeted by Cyd HarrellWhole Foods has fired a California employee who created a running count of COVID-19 cases in company’s US supermark… https://t.co/f1glIH7A4k
Retweeted by Cyd Harrell*epidemiologists breathe a sigh of relief* https://t.co/3DrlIEpD5W
Retweeted by Cyd HarrellAll dressed up for her zoom nursing home visit ✨ https://t.co/B79HUeQV0t
Retweeted by Cyd HarrellLegally, can President Trump withdraw the US from membership of the WHO? – The WHO Constitution is a treaty. – Me… https://t.co/X1bKfsD0LY
Retweeted by Cyd HarrellHistorical societies across the U.S. are crowdsourcing pandemic time capsules - The Washington Post https://t.co/UrtC0hL7wn
Retweeted by Cyd Harrell @prepaid_africa Hammerfall! I don't meet many people who've read Cherryh in that depth. it's quite a story.This lets me recommend my absolute favourite short - the haunting "Old Music and the Slave Women"… https://t.co/rgoCnPzutG
Retweeted by Cyd Harrellit seems elementary that if you use physical force in a way that *can* logically result in death and the person doe… https://t.co/lmmmyyxpBF
Retweeted by Cyd HarrellDesign is political.
Retweeted by Cyd HarrellI keep seeing deep legal analyses of Trump's executive order on social media, wondering if it might hurt him and wh… https://t.co/pYKTfT1Ufb
Retweeted by Cyd HarrellIf you do any kind of futures work, I'd like to invite you to join a virtual team we're putting together to help pe… https://t.co/vtATEOpuOW
Retweeted by Cyd Harrell @cydharrell I really recommend’The Waste Tide’ by @ChenQiufan - seems very close to the now with people being enhan… https://t.co/XZyN26LxJl
Retweeted by Cyd Harrell11/ BREAKING: County Attorney Mike Freeman says Derek Chauvin has been charged with murder and manslaughter. https://t.co/0GMOKAus4G
Retweeted by Cyd HarrellWhy does it matter when a state or local area misclassifies or under-reports COVID cases or deaths like Florida or… https://t.co/mUr1QXvLUA
Retweeted by Cyd Harrell...& that, friends, is how your body sometimes tells you that an unexpected morning off does not need to (cannot) b… https://t.co/hbrN1nw1u0 @firehawks113 @bsmithgall very cool! :) @sciencebanshee I didn't know that one - looks really interesting, thank you! @cydharrell Dexter Palmer! "Version Control" was a fantastic read that I keep coming back to. It's an incredible ta… https://t.co/Ik4GxIlQge
Retweeted by Cyd Harrell @cydharrell @imaginari_es Samuel R. Delany. Difficult reading at times but hugely important.
Retweeted by Cyd Harrell @bsmithgall there's a bit more in the book series about how some of those things came to be, but I can see the crit… https://t.co/nfbftmJplt @bsmithgall I love those, & I love 2312 as a somewhat more hopeful vision extended from the same root (& I feel lik… https://t.co/UwyVOvx8yd @401matthall there is a lot of crying in reading Chiang @cydharrell In terms of cyberpunk authors, I think Walter Jon Williams comes to mind most as someone who pulls very… https://t.co/OSQsyOJXcX
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5/29
2020

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