Beliefs, ethos, and a mental scratch pad.
- Answering all of your emails gives you a false sense of productivity.
- Inventing tools is fun, but we should focus more on the work and less on how we’re getting the work done.
- Understanding our tools means designers should be open to learning code.
- Leadership—both the kind you get and the kind you’re able to give—may be the best job perk of all.
- Learning about something is easily confused with actually learning something.
Making for yourself: easy.
Making about yourself: hard.
- Extroverted personalities can be introverted workers.
- Everyone wants to start things, yet no one talks about finishing.
- Design is as much about the words as it is about the pictures.
- Volunteered redesigns of other people’s work is rude. See: redesign attempts of Craigslist, Facebook, etc…
- Craft schools should be focused on job mastery, not job placement.
- Design is as much about the process as it is about a final product.