Monday, September 1, 2008

Being Design-Focused

Design is shape, sound, psyche, sexy, and super. Think...

Frank Lloyd Wright
Apple
P Diddy
e e cummings
Zingerman's
Harley Davidson
Versace
The Container Store

Design has utility, but no specificity; it's pure creativity.

4 comments:

- A - C - said...

... because essence is manifested in forms.

judith ellis said...

Beautiful thought, -a-c-. There are also formless things that have essence. God, breath, wind...are all without form, yet essence-full. Service and experience can be essence-full too.

Consider Tom Peters on design:

"Design is the No.1 determinant of whether a product-service-experience stands out--or does not."

Service and experience are also formless.

- A - C - said...

It's always lovely to read your comments. I have the impression that given a nice evening, after a bountiful dinner (but not too generous!) and blessed with a bottle of passito wine, we could go on talking forever... ;-)

be well
A.

judith ellis said...

-a-c-, beautiful response, one that I would most certainly concur with. Let's...