‘With the passage of time the psychology of people stays the same but the tools and the objects change, cultures change, technologies change - the principles of design still hold but the way the are applied need to be modified to account for new activities new technologies, new methods of communication and interaction.’ - The design of everyday things, Don Norman
To create is not just to create objects … Coming up with a question is also creation—the very essence of a question is its power to elicit the possibilities of reply, to collect a variety of thoughts… I believe that the richness of thinking may be the critical resource needed to give this world a future.
Ideas are not products, as much as corporations would like them to be. Ideas are intersections between ourselves and something else, whether that’s a book, a conversation with a friend, or the subtle suggestion of a tree. Ideas can literally arise out of clouds (if we are looking at them). That is to say: ideas, like consciousness itself, are emergent properties, and thinking might be more participation than it is production. If we can accept this view of the mind with humility and awe, we might be amazed at what will grow there.