Margaret writes for Envato about design, trends, creativity and culture.
Here’s an excerpt from an article she wrote, How to Think like a Designer:
Design is everywhere, which sometimes makes it easy to overlook, but there isn’t much we see or rely on that hasn’t been designed.
One of the defining characteristics of humans as a species is our ability to understand and harness the extraordinary capabilities that tools – like flint blades and the wheel – bestow upon us. What are these tools? Design objects.
Learning to observe the world from a design perspective and think like a designer is useful, since it provides an essential way to understand our world. Design was and is integral to our survival.
Thinking like a designer is not difficult but can require a change in focus. People are already wired as designers to one degree or another as they shape their living spaces, selves and relationship to the world.
If you’d like to read all her articles at Envato they are located here.