When I see things that promise to make the future better, my attention perks up. When it comes to new web services though, I’m usually skeptical. My future is more hardware based I suppose. The future of prosthetic limbs, for instance, grabs me more than the future of Apple’s operating system. I’m sort of in the business of designing both things with form and for the web, though so I’m always excited to hear about what’s new and exciting in the web 2.0osphere. Strangely, when I heard some of my friends were using Twitter, what seems like eons ago now, I really wasn’t interested. Now I have fallen head over heels in love with it.
So way back in 08, I was nominated for the RISD IDSA Student Merit Award Competition. Unfortunately I lost. The experience did, however, allow me to write about my personal design philosophy which has helped me to focus my energy since the event. I hope you enjoy it.