Little Joy(s)

Experiments.
Prototypes.
Guinea Pigs.
Studies.
Happy Accidents.
Observations.
Diversions.

This page contains a variety of visual experiments, graphic studies, and unexpected output from various projects. These studies represent the critical component of exploration in the design process. Sometimes we must dive down the rabbit hole to see how far it goes.

I take joy in these little experiments; they often lead to new ideas or new techniques that become central to the final design.

Poster Design : Evolved from experimenting with string.

From Bruce Mau’s Incomplete Manifesto for Growth:

#4. Love your experiments (as you would an ugly child).
Joy is the engine of growth. Exploit the liberty in casting your work as beautiful experiments, iterations, attempts, trials, and errors. Take the long view and allow yourself the fun of failure every day.

#6. Capture accidents. 
The wrong answer is the right answer in search of a different question. Collect wrong answers as part of the process. Ask different questions.

Logo Studies : An exploration in creating "drunk branding."

Data Vis Exploration : Displaying patterns and highlighting extremes.

Misc : Graphic, form, and material explorations.

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