- Repeat Yourself
if you like something, do it again, and again. if you don’t like something, do it again.
- Forge your own Tools
tools amplify our capacities, so even a small tool can make a big difference. even simple tools that are your own can yield new avenues of understanding.
- Stand on Someone’s Shoulders
you’ll go farther being carried on the accomplishments of others, plus it’s a better view ahead.
- Avoid Software
everyone has it.
- Don’t Clean Your Desk
you may find something in the morning you couldn’t see tonight.
- Don’t Enter Award Competitions. You good.
they’re not good for you.
- Read Only Left-Hand Pages
strange i know. Marshall McLuhan did this. cutting the amount of info we take in leaves room for what he called, “our noodle.”
- Make New Words
Expand a lexicon, demand a new way of thinking by doing so. the new thoughts will demand a new form of expression. that expression demands new conditions. 💎
- Think With Your Mind
forgot technology. don’t limit creativity to devices. 💎
innovation in design happens in context. that context is usually some form of cooperatively managed expertise. the myth of a split between “creatives” and “suits” is what Leonard Cohen calls a “charming artifact of the past.”