Go Out Exploring For Inspiration

Hi again readers, I went to San Francisco earlier today to seek inspiration for my writing. One of my suggestions is that when you're in a creative rut, you need to shake things up. Taking my own advice, I took off for my adventure today. Here are my take aways from today on generating inspiration … Continue reading Go Out Exploring For Inspiration

Building Your “Interesting” Factor as a Designer

You can find many people who are super star designers. However, can you find the combination of a designer that is not quite a superstar, but who is still pretty good, and understands finances? How about a designer who knows the basics of engineering? Even rarer. People want interesting. Many CEOs are renaissance people, knowing several fields, … Continue reading Building Your “Interesting” Factor as a Designer

Applying Philosophy to Design Thinking: Stoicism

Design is about human experience. What’s a better way to learn how to think and how people think other than learning some philosophy? Especially if it can be applied daily to realistic circumstances and is not abstract or controversial. Stoicism: What Stands In the Way Becomes the Way I highly suggest that you learn the … Continue reading Applying Philosophy to Design Thinking: Stoicism

How to Create Human Centered Design Solutions in the Economy of Connection

Think about the world we live in today. What apps or businesses are successful? Some that come to my mind are Facebook, Twitter, Uber, Apple and the slew of online dating apps/sites. These all have one thing in common: they connect us. Have you noticed how many people are surprised when you make eye contact … Continue reading How to Create Human Centered Design Solutions in the Economy of Connection

Achieving Goals With Prime Your Vibe

Okay, it's that time of the year when we are supposed to reflect on last years goals, refine our goals, and set goals for 2017. How many of you actually accomplished any of your goals? I used to set goals without a blue print. I would say things like "I'll take some classes to improve … Continue reading Achieving Goals With Prime Your Vibe

Handling Rejection When Creating Art

Creation is Art What you create transforms into what is called art. Replicas are not art. Anyone can mass produce paintings. Look at all of the replicas of the Vincent van Gogh paintings. Theo, Vincent’s brother, also was trained in sketching and painting. We don’t see his work in museums, we see his brother’s work … Continue reading Handling Rejection When Creating Art

How To Deal With The Asshole At Work

There’s always going to be that one guy or lady who is a complete jerk. You know who I’m talking about. The one who’s been around forever and no one knows why they’re even still employed. The one who is totally ego driven, who manipulates others to get what they want out of a project … Continue reading How To Deal With The Asshole At Work

Lean Startup: The Alternative to Design Thinking

  So, you gave the Design Thinking process a shot at work and it didn’t work out? That sucks, but there’s an alternative to that approach. Some argue that Design Thinking falls short as it doesn’t address issues that happen downstream and that processes are not measurable in action (this can be debated). According to … Continue reading Lean Startup: The Alternative to Design Thinking

Design Thinking In Action

So I had the chance on November 17th, 2016 to attend a workshop ran by frog design during SIWeek Workshop: Remaking Transportation. I got hands on experience in design thinking with a group of complete strangers of working professionals in the Bay Area to work towards solving this problem in a two-hour time frame. Despite … Continue reading Design Thinking In Action