Delightful Reveal #13

A weekly update on all things Flagrant

Jack Permenter
By Jack Permenter
April 10, 2023

Reminder that while you stare into ChatGPT, ChatGPT is also staring into you (i.e. collecting all the data you send to it).

What we did:

  • Kicked off another sprint/cycle with clients, prioritizing our roadmap and defining acceptance criteria
  • Worked with a development partner to get a data export from a customer database to seed a new product
  • Figured out how to apply a “border” to a Popper.js tooltip arrow
  • Wire up a prototype of the message compose wizard to find all the missing pieces of the flow and to show to developers the intention.
  • Published a new blog post on (Dis)Ability: Framing value both includes and excludes
  • Synthesized stakeholder interviews and met with one user (after sending invites to 40!), prepared a two-part problem statement workshop
  • Informal board meeting
  • Met with Shay Howe from ActiveCampaign

What we’re reading:

  • The Map Is Not the Territory (Medium)
  • How Design is Governance by Amber Case (Medium)
  • Insta-personas and Synthetic users by Indi Young (TinyLetter)
  • Re-reading, technically: The researcher’s journey: leveling up as a user researcher by Dave Hora (Medium)
  • Pausing AI Developments Isn’t Enough. We Need to Shut it All Down by Eliezer Yudkowsky (Time
  • Ubu Bubu: Filth by Jamie Smart (StoryGraph) - When an innocent cat is possessed by a brutal, malevolent daemon, they become UBU BUBU, reaper of human souls and destroyer of innocents! 

What we’re watching:

What we’re listening to:

  • Sidedoor — Masters of Disguise (Smithsonian)
  • Aurora’s album The Gods We Can Touch (YouTube, Spotify)
  • Summer 2020 by Jhené Aiko (YouTube)
  • The Witch Trials of J.K. Rowling

What we’re interested in:

What we’re struggling with:

  • The unexpected passing of young people in our lives
  • Connecting with users always takes longer to coordinate than planned
  • Injured pinky
  • A hoop-house in the “garden” being blown away by the wind
  • Parenting parents

What we’re buying:

What we’re celebrating:

If you’re looking for a team to help you discover the right thing to build and help you build it, get in touch.