Knowledge work is, among other things, a continual act of improvisation, the application of personal or professional mastery to novel situations that present themselves.
“If the light is green, and there is no one coming in the other direction, you can turn left.”
A while back, I asked (and sought to answer) the question, “Can you know something if you didn’t learn it?” The question I was pondering today is, “Can you know something, and apply that knowledge, without understanding it?”
In one of our local grocery stores, mayonnaise is located in the aisle with salad dressing. In another, mayonnaise is located with condiments (such as ketchup and mustard).
When designing and building restrooms in public facing spaces, for example at a restaurant or a gas station, there are many things to consider. How many stalls and/or urinals, how many sinks, paper or air dryers, etc. Some of this, I’m sure, is dictated by public law, some by architectural standards, and some (I hope, anyway) is determined by the artistic and aesthetic desires of the designers themselves.