…t and figure out the absolutely tightest way of patenting the thought. I’ll worry about that later. The subway ride home can be a place where I’m thinking out a lot of ideas. If my subway stop is coming up, I need to figure out some way of writing them down very quickly, otherwise I’m going to end up in some other part of town.
Good design leaders have to have design in their bones. Coming from a place of practice. My experience is it’s really the only way to earn trust when providing critique. Also, those senior practicing designers have a knack of zeroing in on the problem at hand.