There are about a thousand things to remember constantly - little things that most people don’t realize. So if you take someone day by day, and if they take an interest, you will get something good out of trying to train them.
At Haystakt, we can’t overemphasize the importance of corporate culture. Implementing some front-end tweaks for the site this week, we spent some (mandatory) time meditating on the larger picture - the map of user-experience. Designs can be copied, but experiences can only be created.
If you haven’t caught on by now, Haystakt is a community-curated browsing experience. This means that you browse products based on recommendations from people you already like or admire. There are other good folks who’ve done something similar for the editorial realm. We’ve chosen to focus on products because we understand this space, and believe there’s a new breed of truly narrative products on the rise - products that we know bring joy to people by improving their quality of life, many of which are worth keeping or passing down generations.
For those still trying to grasp the concept, the spatial arrangement of objects related is more easily understood through a themed-title and an accompanying visual space.
Once a collection is put into place, there is birth of a newly organized meaning that transcends a single object. It’s what galleries, libraries and retail spaces have done for centuries, and it’s no wonder that the internet of things is obsessed with crowd-sourced editions like ThingsOrganizedNeatly and TheBurningHouse. As Rob Walker of NYT puts it quite aptly, “it has (almost) become a cliché to talk of ‘curation’ as the great skill of the info-saturated online world, but probably what matters here is the overt display of that skill — the de facto announcement that someone is in charge. After too many years when stuff seemed to rule many lives, these things have been culled, sorted and mastered.”
Make arrangements to make meaning.