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Turning serendipityinto predictablepatterns of inspirationRE:DESIGN/InspireChicago, 09.24.12Michael Surtees
Hi, I’m Michael SurteesPublish the blog Design NotesPrincipal & Creative Director of Gesture TheorySpends a lot of time de...
Insanity: doing the samething over and over againand expecting differentresults.—Albert Einstein            @MICHAELSURTEE...
Becoming inspired isnot about waiting forthe moment but to beactively seeking it.        @MICHAELSURTEES | RE:DESIGN/Inspi...
Creating an environmentthat allows for unexpect-ed results that otherwisewouldn’t be possible.        @MICHAELSURTEES | RE...
Listening to internaldialog is a challenge.It’s a trick balancing thesubconscious that makesyou think and the dialogthat m...
Observing is a twoway street. There’s theunknown ahead and thepast to learn from.        @MICHAELSURTEES | RE:DESIGN/Inspi...
Serendipity & Inspiration?   @MICHAELSURTEES | RE:DESIGN/Inspire | 09.24.12 | 8
New York City Color StudySmall steps: what if I capturedwhat was outside my windoweveryday                            @MIC...
@MICHAELSURTEES | RE:DESIGN/Inspire | 09.24.12 | 10
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Animated gif at http://designnotes.info/?p=1550    @MICHAELSURTEES | RE:DESIGN/Inspire | 09.24.12 | 24
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Ten15am ProjectGroup think: people aroundthe world shooting at the sametime every day                  @MICHAELSURTEES | R...
David Y. Lee: Brooklyn, NY@MICHAELSURTEES | RE:DESIGN/Inspire | 09.24.12 | 27
Sahra S Zanetti: Melbourne@MICHAELSURTEES | RE:DESIGN/Inspire | 09.24.12 | 28
Nick McLelland: New York@MICHAELSURTEES | RE:DESIGN/Inspire | 09.24.12 | 29
Verna Pitts: Minnesota@MICHAELSURTEES | RE:DESIGN/Inspire | 09.24.12 | 30
Barry Choi: Toronto@MICHAELSURTEES | RE:DESIGN/Inspire | 09.24.12 | 31
Michael Surtees: NYC@MICHAELSURTEES | RE:DESIGN/Inspire | 09.24.12 | 32
Greig Anderson: Glasgow@MICHAELSURTEES | RE:DESIGN/Inspire | 09.24.12 | 33
@MICHAELSURTEES | RE:DESIGN/Inspire | 09.24.12 | 34
Jody Sugrue: Toronto@MICHAELSURTEES | RE:DESIGN/Inspire | 09.24.12 | 35
Melissa H.@MICHAELSURTEES | RE:DESIGN/Inspire | 09.24.12 | 36
Paulo Pereira: NY@MICHAELSURTEES | RE:DESIGN/Inspire | 09.24.12 | 37
Revbean@MICHAELSURTEES | RE:DESIGN/Inspire | 09.24.12 | 38
cwth@MICHAELSURTEES | RE:DESIGN/Inspire | 09.24.12 | 39
Jennifer Daniel: NYC@MICHAELSURTEES | RE:DESIGN/Inspire | 09.24.12 | 40
AIGA 20/20Changing the tempo: sharingwhat it is like to walk to workin 60 seconds             @MICHAELSURTEES | RE:DESIGN/...
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Video at https://vimeo.com/6975248#at=0@MICHAELSURTEES | RE:DESIGN/Inspire | 09.24.12 | 48
#walkingtoworktodayMerging it all together                      @MICHAELSURTEES | RE:DESIGN/Inspire | 09.24.12 | 49
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#Typography Caught In The Wild Of #NYChttp://designnotes.info/?p=7187                       @MICHAELSURTEES | RE:DESIGN/In...
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From Copyranter: If you know the show,you smile at the inside joke. If you don’tknow the show, you Google “March 25and may...
http://perezhilton.com/2012-01-18-mad-men-teaser-poster#.Tx1iTmO49Ce               @MICHAELSURTEES | RE:DESIGN/Inspire | 0...
http://crushable.com/entertainment/mad-men-season-5-poster-march-25/               @MICHAELSURTEES | RE:DESIGN/Inspire | 0...
http://www.wetpaint.com/network/articles/new-mad-men-poster-sparks-911-controversy-is-the-ad-insensitive-                 ...
#walkingtoworktoday still continues  today. It can be found on Twitter, Instagram and Flickr and is open toanyone that wan...
Taking a couple other people’sprocess into consideration          @MICHAELSURTEES | RE:DESIGN/Inspire | 09.24.12 | 73
Daily Drop Caphttp://www.dailydropcap.comStarting in September of 2009, Jessica Hische posted anew illustrative initial ca...
http://www.dailydropcap.com@MICHAELSURTEES | RE:DESIGN/Inspire | 09.24.12 | 75
Art In The Age Presents... Jessica Hische     https://vimeo.com/13683523@MICHAELSURTEES | RE:DESIGN/Inspire | 09.24.12 | 76
Average Noah Kalina (A PHOTO A DAY FOR 12.5 YEARS)  http://thanland.com/articles/average-noah-kalina              @MICHAEL...
Noah takes a photo of himself every day for 12.5 years                   http://everyday.noahkalina.com/http://www.youtube...
SVA Dot Dot Dot Lectures: Brendan Dawes (Bits & Pieces                    http://vimeo.com/3449834Drawing tool            ...
SVA Dot Dot Dot Lectures: Brendan Dawes       Bits & Pieces (6:02 - 7:50)      http://vimeo.com/3449834        @MICHAELSUR...
http://doodlebuzz.com/@MICHAELSURTEES | RE:DESIGN/Inspire | 09.24.12 | 81
What did they all have in common?• Worked on making something every day (or almost every day)• They all used their daily r...
ExercisePart 1. Take the next 15 minutes togo outside and shoot things thatinterest you at a consistent interval.This migh...
ExercisePart 2. Take a few minutes to gothrough the photos. Did you noticeany patterns or repeated visualelements that reo...
Starting your own projectA lot of times we see things and feel the impact for the moment but wedon’t always document them....
Thanks!        Please feel free to say hi           Blog: DesignNotes.info  Email: michael@michaelsurtees.com         Twit...
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Following daily rituals of observation using practical tools allows for a heightened ability to capture things that otherwise might have gone unnoticed. When those items are aggregated over weeks and months, new unseen patterns emerge. Creating a visual library based on new themes and topics allows for a rich pattern of inspiration. Instead of waiting for the inspired moment to come, these processes allow for someone to create their own unknown inspiration.

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  1. 1. Turning serendipityinto predictablepatterns of inspirationRE:DESIGN/InspireChicago, 09.24.12Michael Surtees
  2. 2. Hi, I’m Michael SurteesPublish the blog Design NotesPrincipal & Creative Director of Gesture TheorySpends a lot of time designing products, iPad appsand social analytic tools @MICHAELSURTEES | RE:DESIGN/Inspire | 09.24.12 | 2
  3. 3. Insanity: doing the samething over and over againand expecting differentresults.—Albert Einstein @MICHAELSURTEES | RE:DESIGN/Inspire | 09.24.12 | 3
  4. 4. Becoming inspired isnot about waiting forthe moment but to beactively seeking it. @MICHAELSURTEES | RE:DESIGN/Inspire | 09.24.12 | 4
  5. 5. Creating an environmentthat allows for unexpect-ed results that otherwisewouldn’t be possible. @MICHAELSURTEES | RE:DESIGN/Inspire | 09.24.12 | 5
  6. 6. Listening to internaldialog is a challenge.It’s a trick balancing thesubconscious that makesyou think and the dialogthat makes you stop. @MICHAELSURTEES | RE:DESIGN/Inspire | 09.24.12 | 6
  7. 7. Observing is a twoway street. There’s theunknown ahead and thepast to learn from. @MICHAELSURTEES | RE:DESIGN/Inspire | 09.24.12 | 7
  8. 8. Serendipity & Inspiration? @MICHAELSURTEES | RE:DESIGN/Inspire | 09.24.12 | 8
  9. 9. New York City Color StudySmall steps: what if I capturedwhat was outside my windoweveryday @MICHAELSURTEES | RE:DESIGN/Inspire | 09.24.12 | 9
  10. 10. @MICHAELSURTEES | RE:DESIGN/Inspire | 09.24.12 | 10
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  24. 24. Animated gif at http://designnotes.info/?p=1550 @MICHAELSURTEES | RE:DESIGN/Inspire | 09.24.12 | 24
  25. 25. @MICHAELSURTEES | RE:DESIGN/Inspire | 09.24.12 | 25
  26. 26. Ten15am ProjectGroup think: people aroundthe world shooting at the sametime every day @MICHAELSURTEES | RE:DESIGN/Inspire | 09.24.12 | 26
  27. 27. David Y. Lee: Brooklyn, NY@MICHAELSURTEES | RE:DESIGN/Inspire | 09.24.12 | 27
  28. 28. Sahra S Zanetti: Melbourne@MICHAELSURTEES | RE:DESIGN/Inspire | 09.24.12 | 28
  29. 29. Nick McLelland: New York@MICHAELSURTEES | RE:DESIGN/Inspire | 09.24.12 | 29
  30. 30. Verna Pitts: Minnesota@MICHAELSURTEES | RE:DESIGN/Inspire | 09.24.12 | 30
  31. 31. Barry Choi: Toronto@MICHAELSURTEES | RE:DESIGN/Inspire | 09.24.12 | 31
  32. 32. Michael Surtees: NYC@MICHAELSURTEES | RE:DESIGN/Inspire | 09.24.12 | 32
  33. 33. Greig Anderson: Glasgow@MICHAELSURTEES | RE:DESIGN/Inspire | 09.24.12 | 33
  34. 34. @MICHAELSURTEES | RE:DESIGN/Inspire | 09.24.12 | 34
  35. 35. Jody Sugrue: Toronto@MICHAELSURTEES | RE:DESIGN/Inspire | 09.24.12 | 35
  36. 36. Melissa H.@MICHAELSURTEES | RE:DESIGN/Inspire | 09.24.12 | 36
  37. 37. Paulo Pereira: NY@MICHAELSURTEES | RE:DESIGN/Inspire | 09.24.12 | 37
  38. 38. Revbean@MICHAELSURTEES | RE:DESIGN/Inspire | 09.24.12 | 38
  39. 39. cwth@MICHAELSURTEES | RE:DESIGN/Inspire | 09.24.12 | 39
  40. 40. Jennifer Daniel: NYC@MICHAELSURTEES | RE:DESIGN/Inspire | 09.24.12 | 40
  41. 41. AIGA 20/20Changing the tempo: sharingwhat it is like to walk to workin 60 seconds @MICHAELSURTEES | RE:DESIGN/Inspire | 09.24.12 | 41
  42. 42. @MICHAELSURTEES | RE:DESIGN/Inspire | 09.24.12 | 42
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  47. 47. @MICHAELSURTEES | RE:DESIGN/Inspire | 09.24.12 | 47
  48. 48. Video at https://vimeo.com/6975248#at=0@MICHAELSURTEES | RE:DESIGN/Inspire | 09.24.12 | 48
  49. 49. #walkingtoworktodayMerging it all together @MICHAELSURTEES | RE:DESIGN/Inspire | 09.24.12 | 49
  50. 50. @MICHAELSURTEES | RE:DESIGN/Inspire | 09.24.12 | 50
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  59. 59. @MICHAELSURTEES | RE:DESIGN/Inspire | 09.24.12 | 59
  60. 60. #Typography Caught In The Wild Of #NYChttp://designnotes.info/?p=7187 @MICHAELSURTEES | RE:DESIGN/Inspire | 09.24.12 | 61
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  65. 65. @MICHAELSURTEES | RE:DESIGN/Inspire | 09.24.12 | 66
  66. 66. From Copyranter: If you know the show,you smile at the inside joke. If you don’tknow the show, you Google “March 25and maybe you guess what it is or maybeyou think March 25th is National CommitSuicide Day and you start the search forthe perfect building to throw yourself offof. Or, if you see it in NYC, you think of theFallen Man. http://copyranter.blogspot.com/2012/01/mad-men-season-5-teaser-poster-is.html @MICHAELSURTEES | RE:DESIGN/Inspire | 09.24.12 | 68
  67. 67. http://perezhilton.com/2012-01-18-mad-men-teaser-poster#.Tx1iTmO49Ce @MICHAELSURTEES | RE:DESIGN/Inspire | 09.24.12 | 69
  68. 68. http://crushable.com/entertainment/mad-men-season-5-poster-march-25/ @MICHAELSURTEES | RE:DESIGN/Inspire | 09.24.12 | 70
  69. 69. http://www.wetpaint.com/network/articles/new-mad-men-poster-sparks-911-controversy-is-the-ad-insensitive- @MICHAELSURTEES | RE:DESIGN/Inspire | 09.24.12 | 71
  70. 70. #walkingtoworktoday still continues today. It can be found on Twitter, Instagram and Flickr and is open toanyone that want to share an image @MICHAELSURTEES | RE:DESIGN/Inspire | 09.24.12 | 72
  71. 71. Taking a couple other people’sprocess into consideration @MICHAELSURTEES | RE:DESIGN/Inspire | 09.24.12 | 73
  72. 72. Daily Drop Caphttp://www.dailydropcap.comStarting in September of 2009, Jessica Hische posted anew illustrative initial cap daily (or at least regularly)• Started project after leaving her day job• Inspired to keep motivated and on a schedule• Wanted to do something physical because she’s on the computer all day @MICHAELSURTEES | RE:DESIGN/Inspire | 09.24.12 | 74
  73. 73. http://www.dailydropcap.com@MICHAELSURTEES | RE:DESIGN/Inspire | 09.24.12 | 75
  74. 74. Art In The Age Presents... Jessica Hische https://vimeo.com/13683523@MICHAELSURTEES | RE:DESIGN/Inspire | 09.24.12 | 76
  75. 75. Average Noah Kalina (A PHOTO A DAY FOR 12.5 YEARS) http://thanland.com/articles/average-noah-kalina @MICHAELSURTEES | RE:DESIGN/Inspire | 09.24.12 | 77
  76. 76. Noah takes a photo of himself every day for 12.5 years http://everyday.noahkalina.com/http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=iPPzXlMdi7o @MICHAELSURTEES | RE:DESIGN/Inspire | 09.24.12 | 78
  77. 77. SVA Dot Dot Dot Lectures: Brendan Dawes (Bits & Pieces http://vimeo.com/3449834Drawing tool Line & dot tool News API feed @MICHAELSURTEES | RE:DESIGN/Inspire | 09.24.12 | 79
  78. 78. SVA Dot Dot Dot Lectures: Brendan Dawes Bits & Pieces (6:02 - 7:50) http://vimeo.com/3449834 @MICHAELSURTEES | RE:DESIGN/Inspire | 09.24.12 | 80
  79. 79. http://doodlebuzz.com/@MICHAELSURTEES | RE:DESIGN/Inspire | 09.24.12 | 81
  80. 80. What did they all have in common?• Worked on making something every day (or almost every day)• They all used their daily routine as part of their process to explore and experiment• Shared their results online @MICHAELSURTEES | RE:DESIGN/Inspire | 09.24.12 | 82
  81. 81. ExercisePart 1. Take the next 15 minutes togo outside and shoot things thatinterest you at a consistent interval.This might be shooting somethingevery thirty steps, maybe it’s every45 seconds. The key is to place a timeconstraint with shooting. @MICHAELSURTEES | RE:DESIGN/Inspire | 09.24.12 | 83
  82. 82. ExercisePart 2. Take a few minutes to gothrough the photos. Did you noticeany patterns or repeated visualelements that reoccured with whatyou shot?Looking at the images through atimeline, what kind of narrativecomes through? @MICHAELSURTEES | RE:DESIGN/Inspire | 09.24.12 | 84
  83. 83. Starting your own projectA lot of times we see things and feel the impact for the moment but wedon’t always document them.• Write down things or experiences that recently occurred and made you stop and think.• How would you use technology or not, would it be a simple sketch, write, shooting a photo everyday, perhaps make a video?• Think about when you are in a zone to be creative (early morning before you turn on the computer, later in the day after lunch, maybe at night before bed)• How much time can you set aside easily (5 minutes, an hour)• Would you do this by yourself, could it be a group activity?• How would you track progress, how would it be shared? @MICHAELSURTEES | RE:DESIGN/Inspire | 09.24.12 | 85
  84. 84. Thanks! Please feel free to say hi Blog: DesignNotes.info Email: michael@michaelsurtees.com Twitter: @michaelsurtees Instagram: MichaelSurteesFlickr: flickr.com/photos/michaelsurtees @MICHAELSURTEES | RE:DESIGN/Inspire | 09.24.12 | 86
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