1DD: How to make an idea come true
MAEDA: “A designer is someone who can create both solutions *and* problems.”
"A designer is someone who can create both solutions *and* problems. Anyone who creates or does anything is guaranteed to produce one of those outcomes: a solution or a problem. Being reflective about what outcome has resulted, especially when a new problem has been made, is important. But it can also be paralyzing. Making errors makes you not want to do anything. But those who do nothing, don’t make new solutions. And those who do something are guaranteed to make a few problems. Don’t be afraid."
John Maeda | Design Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
John Maeda is an American executive, designer, technologist. His work explores the area where business, design, and technology merge. He was a Professor at the MIT Media Lab for 12 years, and then became the President of the Rhode Island School of Design from 2008 to 2013. He is currently Design Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers where he advises startups on the business impact of design. He also serves on the Board of Sonos and Wieden+Kennedy, and on the Technical Advisory Board for Google’s ATAP