In relationships, we have a habit of assigning meaning to otherwise neutral events. In Japanese, Wabi-sabi (侘寂) refers to an aesthetic/worldview that celebrates the beauty of imperfection, and the reality of transience.Characteristics of wabi-sabi in art include simplicity, asymmetry, roughness and irregularity.A beautiful example is handmade pottery, which bears the mark of its maker in its subtle imperfections.
Zooming in and out on a problem is a useful tool for developing perspective in both dating and design.
Designers are concerned with the micro, macro and every layer in between.
Zooming in on a design challenge allows the designer to notice the details, where zooming out reveals the container of the problem(s), and the ...
Creating space for possibility is a necessity for collaboration in both dating and design.
One technique for building on the ideas of your collaborator, or partner, is an exercise called “yes, and.” First you acknowledge the other person’s idea, and then add something of your own.
For example, you might say, “Yes, a date tonight ...
“X” is the universal symbol, or sign, for something that is undefined. They create meaning through metaphor and fiction, assigning character, depth, and emotion to otherwise neutral materials.
You’re tired of reading articles on Life Hacker like, “Which Online Dating Service Is Right For Me?
” Your thumb is exhausted from swiping through endless profiles of the latest online dating app.