The first secret of design is… noticing

As human beings, we get used to “the way things are” really fast. But for designers, the way things are is an opportunity… Could things be better? How? In this funny, breezy talk, the man behind the iPod and the Nest thermostat shares some of his tips for noticing and driving change.

Tony Fadell’s key advice from this TED Talk:

  1. Look broader
  2. Look closer
  3. Think younger

I think it’s so important to not get stuck in habitual thinking and living. There are opportunities all around us all of the time if only we would look broader, look closer and think younger.

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