When I am able to own a project or product, I work hard and I work well, and I like to believe it shows in the results. Not everyone can do this. Not everyone is willing to spend stupid amounts of hours on a project simply because they believe in it. This is worth recognizing.
Episode 2 was out a little while ago – just got lazy about posting it. This one should be super valuable if you’ved decided you’re going to actually DO Rejection Therapy.
Meet Nelson, Coupland, and Alice — the faces of tomorrow’s book. Watch global design and innovation consultancy IDEO’s vision for the future of the book. What new experiences might be created by linking diverse discussions, what additional value could be created by connected readers to one another, and what innovative ways we might use to tell our favorite stories and build community around books?
I find these explorations into the future of things both fascinating and saddening. Because they never come true. They are at once a thoughtful exploration of what could be – based on what we know of current desires, interests and trends. At the same time, they are often not “out there” enough or require large changes in people’s behaviors to be successful.
For instance, does anyone really thing that fiction writers (besides Cory Doctrow and Rick Rordian) are going to adopt “non-linear” narratives? It’s hard enough to write compelling regular narratives, much less something that requires clues, text messages, photos, etc.
But anyway, they are still fun to watch and interesting to think about, especially when it comes out of a design shop as awesome as IDEO.