[Note: In case you’re wondering, this post is a followup to this (which garnered the quickest responses that I’ve ever received on this blog.) I try my best to respond to each and every response, BTW.]
Ok… I’m getting a LOT of responses from readers upset about that cliffhanger in my previous email and blog post. Even my mom sent me an infuriated emoticon when I wouldn’t reveal what I have up my sleeve.
Sorry about that. Perhaps waking up at 4am to feed our daughter is making me loopy!
Yesterday morning–after I woke up for the second time at, you know, “normal” person time–I was feeling unusually energized and ready to create that “something.” I poured my second cup of coffee, took out a stack of filled-in sticky notes from my project review, and stuck them on our glass windows. I began sorting them, putting them into some semblance of an outline, and mentally planning every step along the way.
When I took a step back to look at the windows full of orange, yellow, pink and green notes, it dawned on me that it was going to take days, and maybe even weeks, to get through everything that I wanted to share. It was turning out to be a much bigger–let’s just say “ginormous”–project than I anticipated.
Then the age-old wisdom “practice what you preach” surfaced in my mind.
As a social impact designer, the human-centered design methodology guides the projects I undertake with communities and other design organizations. Since my first project with Free Design Clinic until the last feature series I curated at Impact Design Hub, putting people at the heart of the design process is central to all my endeavors. I’m sure you understand this and practice HCD in some capacity as well.
So why should I undertake this project in a different way? It would be egotistical of me to assume that what I think you want is indeed what you do want to know.
With that in mind, here’s what I’m asking of you: if you support the spirit of this blog and have gained anything from my writing, I’d really appreciate you giving me an opinion on something.
It’ll take three minutes to answer these 3 questions.
Your feedback and thoughts are absolutely the fuel that keeps me going.
And I don’t want to even think about doing this unless there’s enough potential interest.
Thank you in advance for your input – I’m eternally grateful 🙂
In your service,