Saturday, November 6, 2021

The Eye of the Beholder


With the wrong lens, or the wrong position relative to the lens, your vision will be compromised.

And this is true no matter how hard or how long you look.

You will not see all that you could see and what you do see may not be what you think it is.

But you don't wear glasses?

We all wear glasses; literally, metaphorically, or both.

Every time you engage with a system under test you are viewing it through a lens.

So what are some things you can do? 

Accept that your view is always mediated by the way you are viewing.

Do your best to understand the lenses available to you.

Try to choose a lens that is compatible with your intent. 

Take opportunities to to test an observation through multiple lenses.

Use those tests to gather data on the lenses as well as the system

Be open to trying a range of lenses.

Attempt to use any given lens in a range of ways.

Remember always that observation, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder.

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