…dwell in possibility / www.ameliar.com
If we take it back to the fundamentals — and this is something Pascal touches on, too — our aversion to solitude is really an aversion to boredom.
According to Pascal, we fear the silence of existence, we dread boredom and instead choose aimless distraction, and we can’t help but run from the problems of our emotions into the false comforts of the mind.
…on the engineering front, I even started putting together prototypes and production ready code, and pushing back on engineers when they would flat out say something wasn’t possible (because they couldn’t do it).
“Your beliefs become your thoughts, Your thoughts become your words, Your words become your actions, Your actions become your habits, Your habits become your values, Your values become your destiny.” (Mahatma Gandhi)
A designers opinion is their opinion. Be careful listening to too many views from people that are not the user of the product.
Simplicity for simplicity’s sake is not always helpful. Make sure that you don’t design something that is very simple, but missing important content.
… are not artists. We employ artistic methods to visualise thinking and process, but unlike artists, we work to solve a client’s problem, not present our own view of the world.” (Erik Spiekermann)
“Effective questioning brings insight, which fuels curiosity, which cultivates wisdom”
“Small changes eventually add up to huge results”
“Do not seek praise. Seek criticism.” (Paul Arden)