You Can’t Spell ‘Beautiful’ Without ‘Be You’
this is one of my most favorite quotes in the whole wide world.
…because I Love this shit.
If you don’t love it, you’re doing it wrong ;)
everything they said.
Keep it sacred.
& do what you love.
a student sent me this from the Institute of Design at Stanford because he thought it would resonate with me and my blog. he’s right. i dig it.
what i find particularly most valuable and interesting about this program is its multidisciplinary nature. when i went to college, i felt both the communication and business schools were outdated and restraining, and so, my school allowed me to design my own major. i worked with faculty to create my own curriculum which included entrepreneurship, communication, psychology and interactive media (the closest thing to IT/tech/internet/ux at the time).
that said, what I appreciate about this program is that it draws on methods from design & engineering, combines them with ideas from the arts, tools from the social sciences, and insights from the business world. basically, it focuses on design as a way of thinking about and bringing new things into the world. through a focus on doing, this program provides students with practical verses theoretical experience.
this is where the future of education is going (if conventional education is even needed at all)…
(ps. thanks James for sharing!)
I’m digging the look & feel of my new Inspire Well theme… (I’m also obsessed with its name!)
I also finally wrote out my personal story / bio…
Meredith, a friend from Chicago, made Apartment Therapy’s Small Cool 2010 contest today! Her place is charming and lovely so I’m not at all surprised. Please give her a "Thumbs Up" to help her advance to the next round of competition!
the vision behind Aardvark and an important lesson in user-driven design.
i love this. design and art seriously get me high.
aviary, the best image editor on the web is now free (thanks to a series of funding). think adobe creative suite sans the $1K+ price tag. best of all, web-based means you can access anytime, anywhere and sharing your works of art is super easy.