parse • vb parsed; pars•ing
1. To examine closely or subject to detailed analysis, especially by breaking up into components: “What are we missing by parsing the behavior of chimpanzees into the conventional categories recognized largely from our own behavior?” (Stephen Jay Gould).
2. To make sense of; comprehend: I simply couldn’t parse what you just said.
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Designers are lucky. We get to make things for a living, and our rosters are filled with big, beautiful brains.
Designers are connected. Got a professional crush (bet you discovered it in a book or a magazine, on a blog, at a conference …)?
Designers are kinetic. Our job description changes almost daily—which hat will you wear: creative? consultant? technologist?
Designers are busy. And that’s where Parse comes in. We’re chewing through the best design-related content, and offering up distillations you can digest in five minutes or less. Think of it as tapas for your brain. (Don’t worry, we’ll link to the full course meal in case we’ve whetted your appetite.)
Parse aims to make sense of issues and information relevant to design practitioners, regardless of the disciplines they work in. Parse makes big ideas useful, actionable and applicable. It distills jargon, reduces complexity, pares words, omits gobbledygook. It’s open-source, approachable and friendly.
Parse is the brainchild of Jennifer and Ken Visocky O’Grady and is presented by HOW. We welcome your participation. Got a Parse? E-mail the editors for information. Used a Parse? Make sure you let us know.