▼5 Core Emotional Design Principles▼
Receptivity & 5 Core Design Principles
MISCELLANEOUS WRITINGS | 2012 EDITION | VOLUME 1
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One thing authentic artists understand is that receptivity is the quintessential humility without which neither inspiration nor learning takes place.
Steven Pressfield put it differently: “Artists are modest. They know they're not doing the work; they're just taking dictation”. But who is an artist and why does it matter?
Says Seth Godin: “An artist is someone who does emotional work”. And emotional work is all about planning, vision, passion and a 'commitment to duration' which, as mentioned in The Muse, The Resistance & The Secret Garden, is a hallmark of the consummate professional. Not the amateur or pretender. Some of this by the way, we addressed in my recent Design 360° Series blogs which you can access from the bottom of this page.
What the arrogant eyeball or person does is, they come across something like the previous paragraph, which is part of the artist's vision and plan, and immediately begin complaining about the preponderance of hyperlinks.
There are writers who apologize for such things.
Sure, paid professional work comes with its own rules. Nevertheless, at the core of my educational, edutainment and general Design 360° creative philosophy, process and approach are 5 basic principles:
① I'm designing a novel Emotional Experience rich with detail, quality and of practical use.
② The vision, strategizing and passion that saw its completion is/was divinely inspired.
③ That divine inspiration doesn't cater to human arrogance. Only seeks to enrich humanity.
④ Curiosity, sustained interest, flattery, validation, applause & popularity: not your problem.
⑤ E pluribus unum. “Out of many, one”. That's the Idea Diffusion strategy at play.
William Berbach said it best: “An idea can turn to dust or magic, depending on the talent that rubs against it”. But of course people who lack imagination fail to understand what the world wide web is all about. Furthermore, the X directly above is part of the Design 360° philosophy, process and approach. It's your browser close button. The exit door of a movie theater. The smartphone you refused to turn off or put on silent mode and can't help fidgeting and playing with. Your attention span. A function (be it music, technicolor, etc. that soothes the target audience, say, but for you) invisibly put in place to separate the wheat from the chaff.
You enrich all your senses, learn and benefit or commit to the series (whether on TV, print or whatever media) because your motives, attitude, gratitude, and heart are all right...within.
Not because you're entitled.
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