I hated basketball. I hated it because I sucked at it.
For some reason, there’s one memory I have of playing basketball that I can’t seem to shake. It was in elementary school and the kids were all pretty into basketball. Personally, I would have rather played tetherball or kickball, where there was no physical contact, but I decided to play basketball because that’s what you did back then, you played whatever your friends played.
“Ira Glass … has said that “the power of anecdote is so great that it has a momentum in and of itself.” He contends, “no matter how boring the facts are,” with a well-told story, “you feel inherently as if you are on a train that has a destination.””
It is time to put an end to useless products designed for people in crummy situations. We live in a new age where globalization & capitalism must harmonize with social good. Everyone deserves great design. Technology has unlocked a new age of possibility and potential for the world. More and more successful companies like Google and Facebook are relying on “poor” users in developing countries as significant sources of revenue. They are achieving this by creating great designs for everyone. Their global products treat humans as humans - people as people with needs and desires.
When you’re starting out in design you hunger to fix all the things. Your imagination and passion are boundless. So what turns a junior designer into a seasoned pro? It’s more than experience—it’s an ability to be in the moment and be a whole person.