Inspiration

  • 7-Minute Workout Timer

    May 17, 2013

    I love timers. This one (click the image above) is for a “Scientific 7-Minute Workout” described in the New...

  • Intermission: Incubot’s New Grendizer USB Drive

    February 16, 2013

    As much as I was tempted to claim this as today’s product-of-the-day so I could spend the rest of...

  • Designing a Brainstorm Boosting Tool

    August 31, 2012

    I recently reconnected with James Allen, founder of a UK-based consultancy called Creative Huddle, to have a meta-discussion about...

  • Wallpaper of “Explore – Learn – Build – Share”

    August 22, 2012

    Reader Mike asked if I had a higher-resolution sized image of the diagram from my most recent Groundhog Day...

  • Tabling Toward Greatness

    July 2, 2012

    The idea of manning a table at a convention or flea market has been buzzing about on the edge...

  • Three Programs I Wish I Knew How To Use

    June 14, 2012

    Music! Graphics! Code! As a nerd who loves the feeling of creative possibility, I have the tendency to acquire...

  • Reporting vs Storytelling in Design

    November 13, 2011

    Understanding the connection between story and design is one of my favorite (well, obsessive) activities, so I was all...

  • The Great Push

    June 6, 2011

    SUMMARY: The hard, demoralizing work that goes into doing necessary chores drains me of energy faster than I can...

  • Steven Pressfield’s “Do the Work”

    April 25, 2011

    Years ago, my friend Ashish introduced me to Steven Pressfield’s The War of Art, which opened my eyes to...

  • Bureau of Idea Approval

    September 14, 2010

    Amanda Pingel emailed me the other day about joining her Bureau of Idea Approval by submitting a design for...

  • Finding Ambition

    July 26, 2010

    SUMMARY: My July has been booked by a video game-related project, and I was recently on-site at the company...

  • Proverbs

    April 25, 2010

    SUMMARY: A chance encounter with an acquaintance resets Dave’s understanding of Excellence and Productivity.