Designers are supposed to bring an original point of view and create things that don’t currently exist in the world.


This requires a vulnerable, thoughtful, childlike state of mind: keeping your eyes open, discovering new possibilities, and tackling strange twisty puzzles.


It’s tough to achieve that, even on a good day. It’s gotten exponentially harder in the last decade, with information overload, a relentless news cycle, and attention-sucking devices keeping us all more pseudo-busy and distracted than ever.


I find that keeping tabs on the design industry is yet another source of interruption, and for me it’s more destructive than constructive, so I intentionally tune it out.


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by Jonas Downey · Designer @ Basecamp
in Why I ignore the design industry on purpose

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