We all know that a good idea needs to be nurtured to make it a great idea. It takes time, frustration, time, research, time, start again, time, research, time, frustration, time! And then you have it. A great design. And it works!
Great design can stem from the craziest idea. A flower, a shell, a can, a tent, a piece of wood, rust, a screwed up piece of paper… Then it takes time turning that into a workable, functional design. See https://globaldinteriors.wordpress.com/2013/04/11/cheeky-fact-burj-khalifa-dubai/
For example, I read yesterday an article about car design, below is a snippet:
Of course, the automotive world has moved on a bit in five decades. The present design director, Ian Callum, went through quite a few pencils to create the F-Type’s basic shape. Then he and his 40-strong team took four years and half a million computer drawings to bring the E-Type’s spiritual successor to production.
The result is a car made using Jaguar’s class-leading “architecture” that eschews heavy, rust-prone steel in favour of glued and riveted aluminium – 50 per cent of which is said to be recycled – to create a body that is the stiffest convertible in the Jaguar line-up, yet which weighs just 260kg.
I have always said, sketch 50 ideas, screw them up and sketch 50 more. The last 50 will always be much better !
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