More on M.C. Escher and software projects

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This is for Paddy and Paul who are having trouble with the principle of design “emergence” and didn’t really get my blog on Eschers “Hands”.¬† Luckily Escher also predicted other software design processes. Guys, do either of these feel more like your projects? ūüėČ (Apologies to the late Maurits Conelis – I cropped the image… Read more »

M.C. Esher and Emergent Design

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Kevin Kelly gave a talk to the Long Now Foundation called “The Next 100 Years of Science: Long-term Trends in the Scientific Method”. He talks about recursion and emergence from complexity and mentioned Escher’s “Drawing Hands”. Is this the perfect metaphor for the continuous control of emergent design or what?!

Agile Developers don’t do Design

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James Carr is back blogging after a year’s absence and writes that we don’t use UML in XP. No big surprise that Agile developers get about as close to Big Design Up Front as my teenage kids got the Eagles concert in Dublin this weekend (about 110 miles).¬† Hell, I worked for mil/aero companies for… Read more »