Make a Dent in the Universe
Miles, one of the Design Gym founders and partners, sent this out last week…and I finally took some time to watch the whole thing.
It is worth the time. Miles noted three reasons why this is a great talk:
Wilson Miner outlines at least three of my core beliefs about design so eloquently in this talk.
- Successful design becomes invisible
- The tools we use shape us as much as we shape them
- (less concise, but) Basically one of the great character traits of designers (in the talk it’s artists) is that when they look at the world, they see a space that they can shape instead of one they’re subject to.
At the end of the talk (37 minutes in!) He says:
Design is the choices we make about the world we want to live in.
Design is making things that nudge the world in the right ways, and that make a dent in the universe. It is a very exciting time to be alive in this sense – it’s easier than ever before to make things and spread them – not just apps and websites, but ideas, plans, language.
Personally, that’s why I get up each day and work at the Design Gym – I try to spread the language of Design so that everyone sees a space in their own world that they can shape.
Below are my sketchnotes that I scribbled during the talk. They are for my understanding…but maybe they’ll help you pull out some interesting points from the talk when you watch it!