16 months ago > From anyone who has spent any amount of time with the word “design” it’s clear that there are two types of people out there who love to build things: those who love to design and those who can’t imagine life without designing. The first group is usually happy just looking at a computer and creating software, while the second group is usually as perplexed by computers as everyone else. In this article we take a look at the benefits of being able to design, as well as how you can start enjoying your spare time more productively.
What is a “Designer”?
A designer is someone who crafts visual content for marketing and products. In other words, a designer is an artist who creates images that affect the buyer’s experience when choosing the product. And yet, whereas many engineers are product designers, most designers are product manufacturers. The former group is responsible for designing the product while the latter works directly with the engineer who designed it. What makes a designer successful in this field is not only their ability to create visual content, but also their creativity regarding how and where to use visual content. All too often, we see people in this field who lack the basic skills necessary to operate a manufacturing or customer service business – skills that could easily fall into the realm of a customer service representative, customer service manager, or even a salesperson.
Start with Good Ideas
One of the most important things you can do in order to make your spare time more productively is to think about building things. Not only will this help you build a better understanding of how and why things work, but it will also help you appreciate the value of existing products. And one of the best ways to start building things is by imagining what it might look like without any tooling, electronic components, or tools whatsoever. This will help you start to appreciate the value of completely DIY projects and also give you a better sense of what you really want to build.
One of the most important benefits of being a designer is that it allows you to be more disciplined with your schedule. You don’t have to put off bedtime and dinner with dinner plans because you want to stay up until 3 A.M. to finish your report cards and make a list of what you want to do for the rest of the day. Another important reason you need to be a little more self-disciplined is that you want to be more focused on your projects. You don’t want to let too many distractions be a distraction from your task. In fact, the more distractions you allow yourself to have, the less likely it is that you will have the energy and motivation to complete what needs to be done.
Have something to show for your time on screen
The more time you spend using your spare time on screen, the more time you will have to invest in your hobbies, learn new skills, and create new content. And the better your hobbies and skills are, the more attention you will gain from potential clients and customers. If you are lucky enough to have extra free time, you can often spend it doing what you love without having to lift a finger. It may even be possible to watch TV and eat dinner while doing so.
Get involved with helpful and artsy hobbies
If you are lucky enough to have extra free time, you can often spend it doing what you love without having to lift a finger. It may even be possible to watch TV and eat dinner while doing so. Helpful hobbies such as thinking, listening, and talking, as well as creative hobbies such as painting, drawing, or engineering, are great ways to get yourself involved with a wide range of things that matter.
If you are like most people, your spare time on screen is spent thinking about how and why things work, and what you could do with it. If you are lucky enough to have extra time on your side, you can often spend it playing a couple of games or creating a few designs. This will help you stay focused on what you need to do for your day on screen, while also giving you something else to think about while you wait for the new year to start.