The stronger the culture, the less process a company needs. When the culture is strong, you can trust everyone to do the right thing. People can be independent and autonomous. They can be entrepreneurial.
Now cities are being made by developers, not architects, or not urban planners. They’re made by developers. So one way is this but many people are interested in working for society also.
Try never to be the smartest person in the room. And if you are, I suggest you invite smarter people or find a different room.
I’m not a driven businessman, but a driven artist. I never think about money. Beautiful things make money.
As the complexity of our ecosystems grows, we will need plans and prototypes more than ever before. To wrangle strategy, structure, and schedule in our heads is absurd. We must put ideas into the world, so we can see them. Maps, sketches, words, and wireframes are essential, but we must also use the medium of construction for architecture and design.
[…] one way is the wrong way. As architects, designers, and developers, we each bring discrete value to think-do and plan-build.
Big data is like teenage sex: everyone talks about it, nobody really knows how to do it, everyone thinks everyone else is doing it, so everyone claims they are doing it…
Linked data helps us make sense of information.
Your resume is like your life - it is your golden ticket to the chocolate factory.
If you’re searching for that one person that will change your life, take a look in the mirror.
From Design to “DE$IGN” … or “D€SIGN” works too (smile).
Earlier this week I spoke at TED on a few observations I’ve been making about the business value of design as my design adventure progresses into its third month. I’ve been asked when the TED talk will be available online — I do not know that information unfortunately. In any case, it was nice to get a chance to speak to my love of donuts, the Bauhaus, and a few challenges in moving industry perceptions and attitudes towards design as about being just a pretty face, and instead seeing the strategic value of design that leads to higher performance in a product, service, and idea. The primary driving thesis was an article I wrote for the WSJ on "Three Principles for Using Design Successfully."
My talk was primarily centered around the W Coast, but there’s tons and tons of great design and venture work all across the US, including the fine leadership work in NY by Ben, Tina, and Craig. When the TED talk finally posts, I’ll make sure to put it up on this blog. A couple of the slides I made are attached above. -JM
To make it an official storyboarding process, Airbnb hired Pixar Animator Nick Sung to produce final copies of three stories: The Host Process, The Guest Process, and the Hiring Process.