The Creative List XXII
Products that start with a conceptual model have bigger chances of remaining consistent as they evolve and as new features are added. Creative concepts act as a north star to align everyone in the team in regards to how the product should evolve. (Fabricio Teixeira)
In this article by Hugh Dubberly, he talks about the lessons that Steve Jobs and Jonathan Ive bring to the design table. (Here's a clue to get you hooked: Whole Systems Thinking, Broad, Deep Teams and Design-Led Conversations)
Ever wonder the models used in the Design Process? Joanne Mendel goes on a deep dive to explore and talk about it in this post about A Taxonomy of Models Used In The Design Process.
We all try to make sense of things, and in this article, Jon Kolko explains why Abductive Thinking and Sensemaking Are Drivers of The Design Synthesis.
Here are two great examples of Design Ideas and Innovations that incorporates Biomimicry: IBM Smart Design on Water Conservation and IDEO Reorganizes A Company Inspired By Flamingo & Octopi
Self-Awareness isn't just about internal reflection but it also involves engaging externally and socially. Know why by listening to this podcast by Harvard Business Review on How To Become More Self-Aware.
Here's a inspiring film about a woman who faces her fear of the deadliest wave in Pipeline (North Shore, Oahu).
"Why do certain species move in familiar patterns? The more familiar the pattern, the less energy is expended in pursuit of these resources."
"Humans, too, write their patterns on the landscape."
As author Robert Moor wrote in his book On Trails, “The land grows to contain not just resources, but stories.”
"Movement through a landscape is the best way to learn a place. And knowing that landscape, falling in love with it, only intensifies the desire to protect it." (Meaghen Brown on Patagonia)