always leave a little space for the unexpected
strive to be “super normal” (see Jasper Morrison and Naota Fukasawa)
make microloans (see Kiva)
be passionate about what you do
don't drink bad coffee
ride your bike
build one as soon as possible...whatever it is
All design work is theory until you build it..
be aware of your own biases
don't design a product, design a service
everything we make must become a nutrient for something else - either technical or biological. (see Michael Braungart)
if in doubt, go look at bicycles.
do less better
remember where it came from
plan for where it's going
remember, your product will spend more time in a landfill than in use.
remember, the materials you use were in the ground longer than they’ve been out.
adopt the Designers Accord
think of using metal before using plastic
follow the momentum
listen to what your kids are listening to
change your route to work
"seek simplicity and distrust it" Alfred North Whitehead
just because it’s old doesn’t mean it’s not relevant
be exact and clear the clutter from what is essential
respect the nature of natural forces (from Tom Kundig)
We are not inventors. We are designers- creators of physical objects and experiences.
Inventions happen. If we don’t invent it, someone else will...soon.
Listen to the makers and the builders.
We are not green for you, we are green for us.
The internal combustion engine is dead.
A drawing or sketch without dimensions is Art.
Collaborate, don’t conspire.
Everything can be better