About

Olga Revilla
This is Olga Revilla’s blog since 2007. Here you can find my feelings and thoughts about communication, design, technology, and a little bit of everything related.

I do a lot of different stuff so I am not into labels. I have earned my PhD. in Industrial Engineering, but I previously studied Journalism. I love arts but I also appreciate financials. In this blog I spent so much time coding as creating contents. You can nose about me in my Linkedin profile.

Other stuff I writte

Sometimes I tweet in @itakora and sometimes I write technical books. I am preparing a novel, but time will decide if I can finish it this decade or in the next one.

And, of course, quite a few academic research papers and conferences.

Coffeepot for masochists
The first time I saw the cover of the book “The Psicology of Everyday Objects” by Donald Norman, I instantaneously fell in a hate-love relationship with the Coffeepot for masochists by Jacques Carelman. But, as my job is solving problems, I had to fix it before becoming itákora’s logo.

About the name ‘itákora’ (Pron. /ɪtˈækora/ )

The name of this blog arise while watching the japanese TV show “Pythagora Switch” on Youtube. This show is based on “Rube Goldberg machines“, which are very complex devices that perform a very simple task in a very indirect and convoluted way. It’s best to view a self-explanatory video.

And what has that to do with Techn-Design? Pythagorean machines are an irony of what technology should be: simple, clear, human. But as entertainment are priceless, specially if you design and build them by yourself. And remember, if things go well, you have to sing “Itákora Shuichi”.

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