Recently, I had a chance to chat with writing professor Ben Yagoda, who’s put out a new book, The Most Common Writing Problems and the Best Ways to Avoid Them.
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And indeed, Martino Gamper is the kind of product designer we all have been waiting for: Brimming with ideas, energy and humour, his designs are disarmingly irreverent and irresistibly fun, and unlike anything one will see in the puristic galleries of contemporary design. Crossing over from studying sculpture to completing an MA in product design at the prestigious Royal College of Art under Ron Arad, Gamper has had little time to worry over the theoretical do’s and don’t’s of his profession – instead, he has followed a simple rule of learning by doing, meaning: the more you do, the more you learn.
I believe that if we didn’t learn from our mistakes, there would be so many things wrong in the world, and nothing would have developed or ever got discovered or invented, because I know for a fact whoever invented the computer and other people who updated them didn’t get it all right the first try, and had to make mistakes to learn and grow from them to help them succeed.
That’s why I believe you learn from your mistakes, because if this would happen to just about any teenager, they probably wouldn’t make the same mistake again, by drinking and driving under the influence, especially if they got in an accident and put their lives or someone else’s life in jeopardy just for a few drinks.
For example, shooting free throws is a game of either succeeding or doing something wrong and having to adjust it to make it right, or in other words when you make a mistake with your shot, you learn from it and fix it.