|What words and images will inspire us to look for|
something positive to write about today?
|What can we put in front of us to move us to|
record something for later use?
|What words can shift how we look at the world?|
|What images can push us to tell others about|
something? What is interesting in the images
that attract us? What can we put into our work
that will make the work attractive?
|Do you like simple words or words with layers of meanings?|
What communicates better to you?
What words appear to move your friends and family to act?
When we choose words to put on our design notebook, we can influence how we approach the day and how we create a "mindset" for doing this work of "curating." We are in charge of much of what goes into our minds.
Dan Pink recommends that we carry a notebook to "capture designs." It is a "design trap" that allows us to be curators. What items do you want to highlight in your day?
If people could see what you saw yesterday, what would you display most prominently? What items would you put on the first floor and in the first room of your museum?
The small notebook that I made has a "laminated cover" (I put two-inch-wide tape over the cover, both sides).
Your book (notebook) can inspire people from other countries and other classes.