“Know that planning is important, but that imagination is what makes the extraordinary possible.”
- Intro Music, “Against Time” by Art of Escapism
- Cameron Sinclair, 2006 TED Prize Recipient
- Leonie Watson, “Design Like You Give a Da–“
[VO: Welcome to The 90 Second Integrationist, episode 12.]
The previous four episodes of The 90-Second Integrationist have spotlighted four historical figures, and urged us to use the strategies they employed to face challenges like they faced.
They were inspired by 2006 TED prize winner, architect Cameron Sinclair, and Léonie Watson, who applied them to her work in web application design and accessibility. Each of the four historical figures represents an approach to problem-solving that results in unique solutions.
But what about you?
Just like Banksy, da Vinci, Chanel, or Brunel, many others throughout history have faced unique challenges, and come up with original ways of addressing them.
Who inspires you? But maybe more importantly, why? What problem did they face, and how did they solve it? And how might you take that same approach in solving the problems you face?
Check out the website Achievement dot org to learn about people who did amazing things. The site has a “Find My Role Model” feature that guides you to people who share common interests with you, maybe even some people you’ve never heard of.
You’re never too old to have a hero. What we admire about our heroes is part of what makes us who we are, and gives us the opportunity to shape the world in ways nobody else can – to make a positive difference in the lives of those we come in contact with every day.
Join me at Designing Education Dot Org.