Is Everyone A Designer?

What does it mean to design something? What does it mean to be a designer? Are we all designers by virtue of being human or is there something more needed?

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Passion For Design Will Improve Your Skills And Make Your Work More Enjoyable

How can you become an expert at something if you’re not interested in it? I have no idea, which is why I recommend you follow your passion. More passion sets a higher ceiling on where your skill and talent can go.

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What Chess Can Teach You About Making Decisions

A couple of topics I frequently come back to are decision-making and iteration. Decision-making is central to the design of anything. An iterative process provides a roadmap to improving and shaping something over time. You might think I formed these opinions while studying design, but the truth is they came to me while learning to play chess. Sometimes you learn things in unexpected places.

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Mea Culpa — How A Lapse In Focus Helped Me Write A Book

I have a confession to make. I’m guilty of not putting my all into this blog for the last few months. It’s not that I wasn’t putting effort into it. It’s that my main focus was elsewhere, leading to a loss of focus everywhere else, including here.

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Subjective And Objective Design Choices

Earlier this year I said that good design is subjective. I’m guessing quite a few people would disagree with that statement. Most of us want to believe we’re objective decision-makers who rationally think about problems and solutions and make choices based on objective principles. The truth is a little different.

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