18 May '12, 9pm

Why can't things be perfect at version 1? Why are we never done with things?

Why can't things be perfect at version 1? Why are we never done with things?

Brendan Dawes , hacker and interaction designer, trawled through his sketchbook to deliver an inspiring opening talk about his work, what inspires him, and some Rules for making. Full notes after the jump. "It should remind you of something you've never seen before." finding beauty in the mundane BD collects paper clips: made from the same material, do the same job, but communicate different aesthetics Life's too short to own an ugly pencil Obsess about the tools you use I hate that phrase "A poor craftsman blames his tools". I'd like to find who said that and bash him in the face with a beautifully-made hammer. Blackwing 602: L30 on ebay. Chuck Jones used these. Palomino Blackwing Dixon Ticonderoga. Rahl Dahl wrote with these. When you care at that level, you're going to care about the things that come forth from these tools. Innovation / Iterinnovation Iteration as a cra...

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