Category Archives: design

process is more important than outcome – bruce mau

“When the outcome drives the process we will only ever go where we’ve already been. If process drives the outcome we may not know where we’re going, but we will know we want to be there.”

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forget about good – bruce mau

“Good is a known quantity. Good is what we all agree on. Growth is not necessarily good. Growth is an exploration of the unlit recesses that may or may not yield to our research. As long as you stick to good you’ll never have real growth.”

allow events to change you – bruce mau

“You have to be willing to grow. Growth is different from something that happens to you. You produce it. You live it. The prerequisites for growth: the openness to experience events and the willingness to be changed by them.”

bruce mau’s incomplete manifesto for growth

Visionary. Innovator. Creative. Bruce Mau was one of the first designers I was recommended to take a look at when I first began the journey of studying design. His book Massive Change, done in collaboration with the Institute Without Boundaries, was the first of his work I encountered, and the hook was set. His passion for using design to effect positive change in the world is inspiring and I think we would all benefit from engaging with the questions he is asking. Another piece of Bruce Mau’s work I have found inspiring is his Incomplete Manifesto for Growth, which “is an articulation of statements exemplifying Bruce Mau’s beliefs, strategies and motivations”. I think each of these statements hold immense value, and not only for designers. So for the next 43 days I am going to post a statement from Mau’s Incomplete Manifesto as a kind of daily meditation which I hope will inspire some creativity.

Andrew Zuckerman: Wisdom

Go check out Wisdom.

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vanishing point

This video by Takuya Hosogane is exactly what I needed to start my day. I hope you enjoy the stellar muisc/visual combo as much as I did.

Vanishing Point by Takuya Hosogane. Music: LePetitPrince by cubesato.

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want to be good?

I had coffee with my buddy Bryan this past weekend, and he gave me a couple books to read, one of which is the book featured above. This book by Paul Arden was a quick read that is packed full of inspiration given by a great creative mind. I recommend you pick it up and give it a read!