You’d think this post would have an easy title, if you have suggestions after reading it, do comment… I’ll change it with due credit, how’s that? Why? Because all I can think of are facetious titles or flippant ones, yet I know that they aren’t really appropriate. Ok, ok, alright already, I’m getting to the point.
Today I had lunch with Bill Moggridge followed by an hour of rampant brainstorming with David Kelley at IDEO, Palo Alto. The funny part is that these were two seperate meetings set up for two entirely different reasons. It just so happened that when I sprained my ankle badly last Saturday (the 1st of April, Fool that I was…) I had to reschedule the meeting Bill Moggridge had requested.
Meeting two such personages (there’s no other word, really) in the industry in which you live and breathe in can be overwhelming. Especially when it’s such an adventure! My biggest surprise, though why it should be one, I don’t know, was just how nice and kind they were. Here I am, a cog in the grand wheel, and they, at least the gears that direct the motion yet their courtesy and down to earth sheer niceness was what blew me away.
After being exposed to the phenomena of rockstar designers, it is eye opening to meet with the real stars of design. More on this topic as I ruminate on lessons learnt.
Oh, and if any you think this needs any links, let me know 😛