The Side of the Egg

Between a high, solid wall and an egg that breaks against it, I will always stand on the side of the egg. Haruki Murakami

Plenty of Room Upfront!

Amateur bands ask you to demonstrate your excitement. “Hey come on! You guys can do better than that! Get up here! Let’s see some dancing” Pros? They share their excitement. Which eventually infects the audience, and is returned back to them.

UCD vs. Gestalt

I’m not so sure that users should always come first on design projects. Think about it like remodeling an old building. You could go up to all of the people who happen to be near the old building, or who have visited recently, and ask them why they came to the old building and what…

Living Your Principles

[T]o truly be Good, you have to stand in that group of people and say, “No, I do not agree with your lie. I will not participate in your lie passively just in order to make this a happy party or to make everybody feel fine.” And I feel like a lot of times I…

Seven ways to start

1) Start with an invocation. My cheese monster will never be satisfied. 2) Start immediately. “Inspiration is perishable.” ← One of my favorite micro-essays in the book ReWork. I’ve learned that if I don’t act on an exciting idea right away, I probably never will. 3) Start with a class. I’ve gotten a start on lots…