IT IS INNOVATIVE
Whether it is materials, processes, techniques, applications, or ideas, good design is innovative.
At one time, the wheel was absolute cutting edge technology. It was an innovation on a scale we have a difficult time appreciating.
Back in the Roman times the arch was a new design that gave people access to water as it allowed for the creation of aqueducts that carried water more than 40 miles!
Now we have electronic devices that talk to satellites in outer space that seem to work as if by magic.
The advancement of technology yields endless opportunities for innovation. That’s why design and technology are so inextricably linked.
A life based on good design is innovative, too. With the development of more sophisticated understanding of psychology, we can create more and more innovative strategies for success that are based on the latest information available to us.
Consider the humble To-Do list. It’s an age-old technology that often results in increased stress about how much is left to do. It helps you stay organized, but doesn’t do much to get you going!
Based on recent innovations in applied psychology, we know now, that focusing on the finished product you want instead of the to-do list will give you the motivation you need to power through the tasks. We’ll talk more about this in other videos.
As you can see, a subtle shift in our understanding can result in innovation of our mental strategies and result in a Life Well Designed.
Next time we’ll cover the second principle of good design.