Throwback: Design Links
I posted this a year or more ago. Some of these articles and ideas still inform my thought. Take a peek:
Over the past week or two, I have been ferociously busy. For some reason, in the midst the madness, I’ve found a variety of articles that are significantly inspiring me and causing me to grow in my thinking towards and about design. I would like to share them with you. Please read this, but do so in a state of mind where you can focus. That might be in madness or in stillness. Either way, they deserve your attention.
» For anyone involved in creative problem solving, this is an absolute must-read. I can’t stress the importance of what he says in this article enough. It’s been so very profound for me.
Complex Order, Simple Chaos
» About a year or so ago I stumbled upon the blog of a small design firm in Ireland called Contrast. Over the past year they have posted some really awesome stuff on their blog. There are two articles that have been really helpful for me to read in the past couple days.
First, an article about the learning potential in failures and the value of simply creating.
Fail Early, Fail Often, and Learn
Second, and this is so important in this day and age, an article that talks about distractions, avoiding them, and how to help yourself be productive.
The last three I have not read in great detail, but from skimming them they look good. I post them partially to share and partially for posterity–so I can come back and read them as I have time. I won’t give intro for them.