Ask DN: How important is reading as a creative person?

almost 2 years ago from D G, Product Designer

  • Numecca .Numecca ., almost 2 years ago

    It's actually a hole. Get smart friends to do the curation for you. I used to sit in front of Google reader when that was still a thing and I read everything.

    You will become the information Don and everybody will use you. Take it from me, stop this stupid habit; it is a time vampire.

    I'm sure you have ideas about why it's not. Not here to even have a discussion about it. I'm 36 now. In my experience, that one thing you read will not change a thing. Just do. Stop reading. You have enough.

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    • Duke CavinskiDuke Cavinski, almost 2 years ago

      What on earth did I just read

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      • Nicole S, almost 2 years ago

        I thought the same thing

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        • Numecca .Numecca ., over 1 year ago

          I see you got listed in this article.

          You want blow your brain out? The old shit is still the most relevant. Johnathan Beller: Cinematic Mode of Production

          Will explain what's happening to design for you. Why all siloed experiences are blending. Bigger and better attractions to capture your gaze and hold it. And turn that into dollars. That's why games are not games, movies are not movies. The confluence of media is happening because all we do is optical labor. and attention is capital. Even if Verge says the attention economy is dead because of "the immersion economy." You know what that is; a buzzword for somebody's career. Attention is the gateway to discretionary dollars. It's the first and last part of every transaction, and the game now is how to hold it long enough to give you a transformational experience that goes beyond the products and services they sell to make the brand indispensable to your life so they can maximize LTV. You know all of this.

          https://www.invisionapp.com/inside-design/the-ux-lessons-i-learned-from-video-games/

          https://jenson.org/games/

          A macro trend is driving this. That's a good book that nobody cares about. It's still an augur.

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      • Numecca .Numecca ., over 1 year ago

        Good advice. From an information Don.

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