Sunday, June 27, 2010

Happy Sunday - Explore & Experience

When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn't really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That's because they were able to connect experiences they've had and synthesize new things. And the reason they were able to do that was that they've had more experiences or they have thought more about their experiences than other people.

Unfortunately, that's too rare a commodity. A lot of people in our industry haven't had very diverse experiences. So they don't have enough dots to connect, and they end up with very linear solutions without a broad perspective on the problem.

The broader one's understanding of the human experience, the better design we will have.

- Steve Jobs

Friday, June 18, 2010

Character Profile - Goose Girl

Goose Girl from FLY
Goose Girl gets her name from the goose costume she likes to wear. Whenever she feels she needs to be particularly brave, she puts on the costume and dreams of flying. Some of her dreams: space exploration, having a pet gosling, and one day truly flying.

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Sunday, June 6, 2010

Happy Sunday - Joy in the Little Things

From June until mid August is strawberry season! How do you prefer to eat your strawberries?

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Character Profile - Summer

Summer from Four Flights
Summer is the second oldest of the four sisters, and as her name indicates, she represents the season of summer. She is the tough tomboy among the sisters, yet she is also the most considerate. If a sister or friend ever needs a hand or listening ear, Summer is there with her favorite fruit of the season - strawberries!

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