I'm excited to run a workshop over at BarCamp Rochester this afternoon. I don't plan on taping the talk so am putting my notes here so that the contents of the talk can be shared. Let me know if you have any questions. And enjoy.
Design As A Breathing Cycle* - Discussion and Workshop at BarCamp Rochester / October 2010
1. We are all designers
Programmers, Artists, Engineers, Managers, Entrepreneurs-- We all make things for other people to engage with.
(It is not an object)
If we increase the volume of good ideas, then we increase the chances of finding a remarkable one.
It’s simple. But like anything else that we want to be good at, it takes practice.
INHALE - all of the ideas that we can possibly imagine.
Encourage Wild Ideas
Build on the Ideas of Others
Write Every Idea Down
THE EXHALE - filtering
Categorize the Ideas
If an idea fits under more than one category, put it in more than one category
If an idea doesn’t seem to fit, put it in a “special” category
INHALE. EXHALE. INHALE. EXHALE...
*Like most great ideas, this one would not exist without the principle of "Building on the ideas of others ." Thanks, Bruce Corson.
photo: Community Msg Board from a historic 19th C. tavern in Rochester, NY