Revisiting IIDA Vision 2016
Is it just me, or does everyone else have an insane number of archived notes saved in their phone? I feel like I’m constantly talking about this.
When the archives started busting from the seams in a figurative way, I took it as my cue to tidy up. In the process, I stumbled across excerpts from a design lecture I attended back in 2016 by a gentleman from IDEO who’s name I do not recall (and obviously managed not to write down).
I know this is cliff notes lite and these are only fractions of the overall lecture, but I think sometimes that’s exactly what we need to stimulate our creative senses sometimes. Enjoy.
Don't ask, observe - honesty vs. perception
Continuously rethink the concept of an expertise
Design is thinking carefully about the things we put in the world
Look, really look
Observe, don't visit
Time matters, spend time, you cannot accelerate this step
Le Petite Puppy in New York worth visiting (still v pleased with myself for writing this down)
Engage and empathize - empathy is missing all too often
There's more to motivation than good will
Prototype to communicate, actions and prototypes speak louder than words
Embrace your constraints
Designers are better in a box
Museum of hunting and nature in Paris also worth visiting (glad about this note)
Piggyback on human behavior, you don't have to reinvent the wheel every time
Tap into our species
Beware of precedent because we are in unprecedented times
Think like a human
Love who you design for and treat them like it
Don't attach the person to the idea
Co-designing with clients makes the experience more valuable (I can see the starchitects cringing, but screw that)
Keep meetings concise (and no more meetings about meetings about meetings)
How do you stay charged?
Reflection and time...
Reading, baking, gardening...
Things where you can turn your brain off…
Now go make something!