Design Your Life: Recognizing Your Gravity Problems
Gravity problems are the things that you cannot change. You cannot do anything but accept gravity, and some problems are just there, whether we acknowledge them or not.
A work through or a work around strategy is required to handle a gravity problem.
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Design thinking is a methodology to innovate new designs into products and services and can be applied to many other problems in our lives, including how we live them.
Designers who get stuck in various design problems, complications and unforeseen situations try to find innovative solutions and work on their problems in a creative way. This is because what they are doing hasn’t been done before.
An Odyssey plan or a rubric is when you have to ask certain questions with different sets of base standards, omitting certain parameters or constraints and imagining the result. It generates many ideas out of one idea.
Imagining different life designs and the outcome can trigger new ideas that didn’t exist before due to mental constraints.
Getting stuck in obstacles is a constant, common process in life, and while building any new design. We can get unstuck by doing what designers do: Reframing our beliefs, assumptions and situations.
Dysfunctional people, who are stuck in an old belief pattern will say things like:
All of these belief patterns assume that life is a linear, logical process, which it is definitely not.
We can use new learning experiences to build a prototype of what we need in our minds. It can be a prototype conversation or experience.
Example: If we want to know how something works, we can intern there for a week to get hands-on knowledge with real-world experience.
Likewise, If we have a feeling of uncertainty and doubt about how something works, we can check it out as a demo, and find more in-depth details for the same.
We all want life to be meaningful and purposeful. When we connect the dots of life, trying to find out who we are, what we believe and what we do, our life story, however crooked, begins to take shape.
We can jot down our life views, our work life views, our relationships, and try to experience life in the way it gives us meaning.
UX design is crucial to just about everything. It renders the latest technology accessible to the masses, makes our favourite apps and websites a pleasure to use, and determines which brands and products we return to over and over again. To put it simply, design matters.
UX designers can make a huge difference to the world in which we live — not only through designing great user experiences, but by spreading the word about the immense value of good design.
So what is UX design all about? Let our all-time favourite UX design quotes enlighten and inspire you!
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