✱ Design Is Not What It Looks Like

This quote has been on my mind lately, and because of today's event it has been underscored even more:

Most people make the mistake of thinking design is what it looks like. People think it’s this veneer — that the designers are handed this box and told, ‘Make it look good!’ That’s not what we think design is. It’s not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.

— Steve Jobs

Design has meaning.

I've had Steve Jobs' Harvard Commencement Speech open in one of my browser tabs for a few weeks now, and if you need a kick in the ass, you should watch it.

Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma, which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice, heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.

Now go out and create something. Make something that lasts. Something that's yours. Stop thinking about the now, and start thinking about the future.