A few thoughts on design

There is so much to say here. But I have opted for a small number of activities and points to consider.

The hardest part of design is deciding what to design1.

The 1st activity is to read a short piece2 of Matthew E May's book, In Pursuit of Elegance3. Do what May suggests. Stop at the point where he asks you to find a solution to the tape rewind problem. Don't read on until you do!!

May argues that there are four elements of design elegance: Symmetry, Seduction, Subtraction, Sustainability. Chapter 1 is available online and is a reading for this week.