“Steal like an artist” – great phrase, but to understand it, read some of Austin Kleon’s work (#AustinKleon). Brilliant way to get from here to wherever the next level is for you and your design.
Austin has an informal way of writing and describing things that we already do. The design process is a cumulative process, one that percolates in the recesses of your brain. Design research is not necessarily a structured process, it is a way of looking at the world, both natural and man-made.
Easy to talk about, but in order to make something great from stew that is simmering your brain, you do have to taste test, spoon it out, add some more spice and serve it up.
#AaronDraplin – Draplin design – This may be the first time that I have watched a designer in action that I can relate to. It is like I am holding a mirror up to my own workflow.
Check the link and video. Maybe someday I too can create like Draplin.