Gardening and product design

After gardening all day…

And now I write this while everything aches (ha!)…

Some product design observations hit me while riding around cutting the lawn:

  • Everything takes longer than you think it will
  • Rushing can make the lawn shorter, but not nicer
  • Everyone has a short lawn, not everyone has a nice lawn
  • The difference between ‘short’ and ‘nice’ is patience and care
  • You can’t do everything in one go, but you can make progress
  • Ship progress, and enjoy how it looks out the window
  • Ship progress on top of progress on top of progress
  • Eventually, you’ve shipped ‘nice’