I put in another quick entry to the Core77 Discussion Forum’s chain sketching thread (found here). I drew an “Alligator eating ice creaM”
I also did up a quick video of me drawing it:
There’s a great thread happening on the Core77 discussion boards that is called Chain Sketching. The idea is that someone creates a sketch with a matching title that has the last letter bolded and capitalized. For example, one might draw a picture of a car and would have to write “caR”.
I posted a llamA
I wrote an article for Core77 called “The Attention Deficit Designer”. It was published yesterday and similar to the reaction I got from my IDSA presentation, I am nothing short of humbled by the comments and reaction I am getting from this article.
Thanks to everyone who took the time to retweet, send me an email, or simply read the article and click on many of the links. I will leave a link to the full article at the bottom of this post. Here’s an exerpt:
I’ve talked to a lot of designers over my career. Many of them knew exactly what they wanted to do from a young age. They had some kind of mechanical inclination and an innate desire to take things apart and to create. They have the ability to focus and noodle over an idea in the methodical, inexhaustible manner of a diesel engine. In the world of the tortoise and the hare, they’re the tortoise. This article isn’t about them.
There is a whole other group of designers that run the race in a much different manner. If I keep with the engine analogy, they’re more the Ferrari’s of the world. They run fast and hot, hugging the corners with a jaw-dropping ability to win the race with awesome speed. Ideas for these designers come fast and furious. As capable as they are of the exhilarating win, they can hit the wall and explode into a gazillion little pieces. This story is about these Ferrari-like designers. They are designers that live with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder—ADHD or ADD for short.