On August 3, 2010, I spoke at length with Jeff Parks, an eminent connector in the user experience community, about a number of topics related to the character of creative work and the business around it, which is increasing in importance as our society and economy gets more complex.

We also cover some interesting digressions with respect to empathy in user experience design, design rock stars, the impending transition toward personal fabrication and the unprecedented power of individuals for be able to achieve things with no other prerequisite than just knowing how to do them.