Friday's Findings: Being biased, Confucius on questioning, and more
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Welcome to Friday's findings! I hope you’re having an exceptional Friday.
Today, I had a discussion with some internet friends of mine about how there isn't really a manner in which to be unbiased.
When, for example, a newspaper tells a story in a way that we dislike, leaving out facts that are important to us, it is tempting to make a statement about it. In that statement, however, we are assuming that the editors deemed it important to include it in the story.
Perhaps the editors did in fact present it in the way the events appeared to them.
We cannot engage with anything without attempting to conceptualize things in relation to our past experiences.
if we're attempting to be "objective" about a statement, it's perhaps more true in a sense, but also still biased in that we have to make assumptions in order to be objective.
A biased statement will be regarded as true to one person and false to another.
Three links worth sharing
Zapier - Automations tool
Zapier is easy automation for busy people. Zapier moves info between your web apps automatically, so you can focus on your most important work.
I have been using it partly for this newsletter. You can use it to automate everything from Revue, Google Docs, Ghost, to things like a Google Spreadsheet list, transfer subscribers when signing up at a specific place, and more. Super smart tool.
Wander Prompts - Fun on a walk
Wander Prompts are a set of prompts for a slow, observational walk right where you are. They can guide you to get to know your own city more intimately. Or, just give you an excuse to walk outside.
I’ve tried this once, and it was actually quite fun to follow. I recommend trying it for yourself.
SearchSystem - Design inspiration
This is a tool of a growing collection of references and tools for designers. It is curated by Julien Van Havere.
I use this on a daily basis. This site contains great inspiration and tools like mockups. A go-to for inspiration together with Behance and Pinterest.
Three graphics I enjoyed
From Studio Mast:
From Both Studio:
From Alba Rodriguez:
One quote worth citing
"The man who asks a question is a fool for a minute, the man who does not ask is a fool for life." ― Confucius
Thanks for exploring with me!
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Until next week,
Designer & writer