No work is ever wasted. If it’s not working, let go and move on – it’ll come back around to be useful later.
Pixar’s 22 Rules of Storytelling
It’s about redefining passion. Instead of working with a thing you love, think about how to work in a way you love.
“… we thought this would make a nice little lab project and sketched out a bunch of ideas how to enrich the reading experience on screen devices. We used the iPad as rapid prototpying platform to bring these ideas to life – yet in a quite rough form. We’ve compiled a selection of our favorites to share with the rest of the world. Enjoy…”
Finally found the time to update my little lab project called “notabene”. So this version (0.2) actually is a fully functional prototype.
We’re very lucky being able to work on strategic research projects together with our customers. However these circumstances often put us in a position where it’s not possible to share our designs, outcomes and findings with the rest of the world. But sometimes we can. That’s exactly what happened to a project we did back in 2007 for Mercedes Benz.
More on the project can be found on our corporate website.
Teamarbeit hat durchaus ihre Berechtigung. Aber sie ist nicht unbedingt der Schlüssel zu mehr Kreatitvität… Um kreativ zu sein, braucht man Zeit, um zu denken. Und zwar ganz für sich.
Interruption is a dangerous idea. The idea that most offices are set up for interruption… So primarily we’re text based. We think that helps everyone focus on really what they wanna say. Cause when you’re on the phone or so you just keep talkin and talkin. But typing is hard. Typing takes time. It encourages people to be brief.
Learn to be in the moment, focusing on one task at a time, and immersing yourself completely in that task. If you aren’t passionate about a certain task, allow yourself to move on to something you’re more passionate about. The more passionate you are about a task or a project, thr more energy you’ll put into it, and the better you’ll do with it.
Only people know just how to talk to people.
Only people know just how to change the world.
The problem with constantly trying to increase volume is that it doesn’t always produce the best results. Doing a huge number of things doesn’t mean you’re getting anthing meaningful done.
I’ve come to the conclusion that working hard, while never a bad thing, is not really the magic thing that leads to great inventions or successful outcomes. Much more important than working hard is knowing how to find the right thing to work on. Paying attention to what is going on in the world. Seeing patterns. Seeing things as they are rather than how you want them to be.
We don’t make movies to make money, we make money to make more movies.
Proactively blocking out time for creating – rather than just responding – is a key tactic of productive creatives.