Love the insights on making ideas happen at 99U. Learnings from this talk by Scott Belsky on How to Avoid the Idea Generation Trap:
Even if you don’t have restraints. Create them.
Value the role of the sceptics
At brainstorms, there normally is no place for skepticism. But with endless possibilities, maybe we should use this scepticism to define the project. Prevent the project from being further extended.
If you know someone else is doing the same, it will help to focus and get it out there
99% is discipline
Of the creative process 1% is natural, creativity, the other 99% is about acquired discipline. Spending time on how to set up an ideal organisation and critical thinking about what kind of leadership the project needs.
Clients from heaven
However, for many web designers, there is ‘someone’ who pays our bills and give us the chance to work on those resolutions, but somehow never ends up in that resolutions list: the client.
And rightly so. Because the client doesn’t understand our design. Makes unreasonable demands. Doesn’t deliver the content on time. Is never happy with the end result. Right?
That is; if you believe some of the reports from our industry. Working with clients seems commonly viewed as an occupational hazard, a nasty side effect of building websites and apps.
Ready to Inspire Conference was awesome. Here’s the video of the main conference day.
Measure radiation, toxics in your apple, humidity… with your iPhone. Insane.
2012 is going to end with a bang! Next week I’ll be attending Ready to Inspire Conference. The impressive line-up includes Jeffrey Zeldman, Brad Frost, Simon Collison and Jessica Hische. We made the conference website and Bram wrote a nice blog post explaining how we did the responsive illustrations.
But that’s not all. The 18th of december we’ll host the next UX Cocktail Hour at Mangrove and - beside serving cocktails - I’ll be giving talk covering UX & agile.
So it looks like December is going to be awesome. And we didn’t even start about Christmas Plum pudding, turkey, kruidnootjes and NYE party’s yet.
It looks like 3-D printers are growing up. More on the Verge: High-precision Form 1 3D printer ditches molten plastic for liquid and lasers.
Forget Touch. The Leap is a small box that let’s you interact with your computer as if it’s Minority Report. Crazy.
Pebble is a watch with e-paper display that connects to your iPhone. There is even an SDK for developers so you can create your own apps. On Kickstarter, of course.