> This sentence has five words. Here are five more words. Five-word sentences are fine. But several together become monotonous. Listen to what is happening. The writing is getting boring. The sound of it drones. It’s like a stuck record. The ear demands some variety. Now listen. I vary the sentence length, and I create music. Music. The writing sings. It has a pleasant rhythm, a lilt, a harmony. I use short sentences. And I use sentences of medium length. And sometimes, when I am certain the reader is rested, I will engage him with a sentence of considerable length, a sentence that burns with energy and builds with all the impetus of a crescendo, the roll of the drums, the crash of the cymbals–sounds that say listen to this, it is important.
— Gary Provost
Mindsets for Working
A collection of headspaces I find myself moving between in my work.
Research is no excuse to delay designing. Design is no excuse to stop researching.
The design process is messy, individual, and unique to the needs of each project and project team. I'm starting to embrace that messiness and have to keep reminding myself that there is no right answer to where we should be in the process. The only wrong answer is to do nothing.
— Christina Tran