Why astronauts don’t use pencils in space?
“We have the tendency to complicate things, products. What we need is simple yet clever design”, says lecturer industrial product design Remko Killaars.
We need creative, inventive and clever people to achieve that. And a clever product development lifecycle, fed with knowledge of course, but with a clear feedback loop.
“Who of you ever learned to ride a bike? Almost all of us. But who learned to ride a bike from a book?” Thank god no one did! Just one of the many recognizable examples from Remko’s designer toolbox. Like the space pen, especially invented to use in space.
We thrive by learning by doing. Maximizing functions and minimizing costs and problems. Experiential learning. That is exactly what schools and companies involved in product development need to offer.
“Aim for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll still be among the stars…”