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It pays to be lean (Divya Adinarayanan)

October 25, 2013

It pays to be lean (Divya Adinarayanan)

I would like to share about a different lean. Lean as in being fit physically. In April 2013 I took a break from all things design & trekked to Everest Base Camp. But design & lean insisted on coming along. So I got lean, packed lean, travelled lean & returned a better designer/human.


October 25, 2013

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  2. It pays to be lean A Himalayan sabbatical experience Divya

    Adinarayanan Jabil Circuit Inc
  3. Doing the same thing. But wanting different results.

  4. Routine - killer of creativity & design

  5. Things happen outside the comfort zone

  6. Maximum utilization

  7. Perspective matters

  8. Perspective matters 30 days. 300 kilometers. 40000 steps.

  9. Whose Perspective? User. Designer. Business.

  10. Minimalism. In Design. In Business. In Life

  11. Incremental & continuous improvement

  12. Short runways. Short Deadlines. Lukla Airport @ 9200 ft

  13. Mission critical Dornier Do 228

  14. Targeting users with design - branding @ 9200ft

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  21. Meet Mr. Yak

  22. And revise your opinion of unbending clients

  23. On the trail - Lean entertainment

  24. On the trail - Typographic treats

  25. On the trail – Life is hard

  26. On the trail - DIY

  27. On the trail – walking is routine

  28. Mid way…Mt. Everest Behind Nuptse Range

  29. Final destination Mt. Everest

  30. Outcome • Got leaner & fitter • Thrills and new

    experiences • Stories for future grandkids • Ideas for future sabbaticals • Huge photo collection • Fresh ideas to old work problems
  31. Got enough to write a book? • Life is short

    to design stuff that people can’t use • Keep iterating and improving design • Don’t lose sight of your vision, even if you pivot
  32. Keep Designing. Do something YOU never did before.