Designers Are Mind Readers (And So Are You)

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]In order to create something that "just works" designers have to be mind readers. They have to get inside the heads of their intended user, and create something that feels natural & intuitive to use. This doesn't happen on accident, and it can be a very difficult process to perfect.
The interesting thing is, you're a designer too; you just don't know it yet.

What Is Design?

At its core, design is simply the process of making a series of choices. Imagine you're designing a cell phone.

"Do we use steel or aluminum for the body? Since steel will interfere with wifi signals, we'll use aluminum. Now what about the processor?"

On down the line of questions you go, until eventually you've created a product that's incredibly valuable.
Note: The end product is only as good as the quality of questions asked to create it.

The Same Goes For Your Life

Our lives are the results of the choices we make, so every decision contributes to the overall value of your life. Few people take ownership of the process, (or even understand the importance of their choices,) and wonder why their life isn't how they think it should be.

Product of Your Environment

Just like the design of a cellphone is affected by the natural principles of physics, the design of your life is affected by the natural principles of psychology.
The less you know about how your mind works, the more challenges you're going to have making choices that get you the results you want.

This is where the mind reading comes in handy.

Sometimes the most difficult mind to get into is your own. You constantly wonder why you find yourself in the same situations even though you think you're making better choices. Instead, you're just making different iterations of the same mistakes.
If you're having trouble making lasting changes, it's not your fault. We're not taught how to think like designers & mind readers in school; we're taught how to follow directions.
Fortunately for you, I'm both. I'm a designer by education & experience, and a mind reader for the past 20 years.
If you want to break out of the cycle you've been stuck in for years, I want to help you! Let's chat. Let me know what you want to achieve, and we can develop a game-plan that's specific to you. Let's design something together![/vc_column_text][us_btn text="Get In Touch" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.likeamindreader.com%2Fcontact%2F|||"][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Written & posted by Jonathan on January 30, 2017.
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Jonathan Pritchard started his professional journey at age 13 when he got paid $200 to do magic tricks at a company's employee summer picnic. From there he has traveled the world as a corporate speaker, entertainer, and trainer. Jonathan is the author of several books focused on mindset & motivation. You can find him living in Chicago practicing Wing Chun kung fu.
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