If we design something so cool and simple that nobody can use it because the intended audience uses it so often that options are buried frustratingly deep – instead of letting them learn faster ways of doing things – is it really all that cool? Products for editing complex video, for instance, should give videographers power, not coolness.
Sometimes simple is better than power.
December 28 2017
What are you worried about, today?
It’s not something we often hear much about, as though the best of us are immune to worry. The truth is, worry–like every other signal your body sends you–can be leveraged once mastered.
Pretending it’s not there won’t help. Take my “Worry-buster” technique and steal it for yourself:
- Define it. What are the things you’re worried about right now? List them out on paper, one per line, leaving a line between each one.
- Bust it. In those empty lines, please, be the voice of reason. Explain why it’s nonsense or redundant (if it is) or show yourself some Philautia if it’s not.
- Learn from it. What can each busted worry teach us? Does something need more rehearsing? Does someone need a call or email from you? Or do you simply need to let something drop?
Worries busted, lessons learned. Thank you, body. Now, let’s move on with our day with clear heads, shall we?