Burning the Candle
Lately, I’ve been working hard.
I usually work hard, but it’s been a little unnatural. Since coming back from Design Ranch, I had a new sense of purpose & rigor…and it’s definitely come out in the course of the projects I’ve committed myself to, along with the product work I normally do.
Here’s the list:
2 products for Watson, focused in specific industries (+1 in June)…focusing in research, user experience, user interface, and strategic direction.
3 magazine articles for an internal design focused magazine in IBM
1 conference workshop for AIGA Frontier
Looking at 2 other conferences to give talks/workshops at
2 IBM Radio shows (one talk, one music), complete with branding & promotions for both
Content direction & station management for IBM Radio
Redesign for the interfaces of IBM Radio
Guest facilitator/educator for IBM Design Bootcamp for Industry Hires
Restructuring/leading the Emerging Design Leaders Forum in Watson
Helping set up the Global Studio Crawl (an event in which all IBM Studios around the world celebrate design within IBM)
Assisting our Offering Management practice to learn Design Thinking
Reviewing portfolios & interviewing candidates
Learning Raspberry Pi
Shooting film again
At some point, start writing a book
….and the list keeps going. My closest friends know that I’m no stranger to this kind of behavior, but what makes it different this time is the fact that I haven’t run out of energy.
In fact, Work/Life balance doesn’t exist, because it’s the same entity.
And that makes me very happy.