The teacup principle

This is the 9th of twenty-one lessons for design students, gathered from the combined experience of being a student, and teaching students. I will published one lesson each weekday until they're done. 9. The teacup principle Today is not the first time I've written about this principle here. I first discussed it four years ago, within an article inspired... Continue Reading →

The KISS principle

This is the 8th of twenty-one lessons for design students, gathered from the combined experience of being a student, and teaching students. I will published one lesson each weekday until they're done. 8. The KISS principle As my father likes to say, Keep It Simple Stupid Complexity can be attractive. It's easy to keep layering a project,... Continue Reading →

Ideas must be legible

This is the 7th of twenty-one lessons for design students, gathered from the combined experience of being a student, and teaching students. I will published one lesson each weekday until they're done. 7. Ideas must be legible If a tree falls in a forest and no-one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? This is... Continue Reading →

The triangle offensive

This is the 6th of twenty-one lessons for design students, gathered from the combined experience of being a student, and teaching students. I will published one lesson each weekday until they're done. 6. The triangle offensive At the Australian Institute of Architects national conference this year, keynote speaker Gregg Pasquarelli suggested a powerful test of any idea: A good... Continue Reading →

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