It began as curiosity, the simple observation that technology often failed people
My name is Michael Cabus. It’s great to meet you. Being a former student of the humanities, I was attuned to the social; I understood that the right environment could promote humanity and social justice; and began to see technology as a way to create a better world.
In my work, I integrate the social with technology. This is an integration of: design and art; research; business and marketing; and the social sciences.
In my first Quaker meeting, a young girl said, I often forget that we are all connected. The best work in design and technology always identifies the connections…to make a thing that was not there before is good work and a big responsibility, and aligning what is created to the interconnectedness of society and organizations results in technology that is engaging, purposeful, beautiful and profitable.
When not thinking about technology and society, I am reading and writing; cooking something complex; learning something new; or exploring new things with my family.
What I am up to currently
Planning for the next meeting of the NJ Design Group I founded, details here
My first published article on design will be out in March; reading Jane Jacobs and Le Corbusier, with the goal of writing a new article
Preparing to attend the Designing for Digital Conference, a conference I am helping organize and host in Austin, Texas; details at: Designing for Digital.com
Learning Android programming and creating interfaces for the product I am developing, a product for midwifery and pregnancy
Writing a novel