About Dan Saffer

Interaction designer and author

Public Notes

Recent Activity

  • Dan shared from Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport
    Ironically, jobs are actually easier to enjoy than free time, because like flow activities they have built-in goals, feedback rules, and challenges, all of which encourage one to become involved in one’s work, to concentrate and lose oneself in it. Free time, on the other hand, is unstructured, and requires much greater effort to be shaped into something that can be enjoyed.
  • Dan shared from Manage Your Day-to-Day: Build Your Routine, Find Your Focus, and Sharpen Your Creative Mind (The 99U Book Series) by 99U
    The difficulty of always feeling that you ought to be doing something is that you tend to undervalue the times when you’re apparently doing nothing, and those are very important times. It’s the equivalent of the dream time, in your daily life, times when things get sorted out and reshuffled. If you’re constantly awake work-wise you don’t allow that to happen.
    Note: Wisdom from Brian Eno.
  • Dan shared from Daily Rituals: How Artists Work by Mason Currey
    “Life has much uneasiness; that is certain. Always remember that, and it will never surprise you.”
    Note: James Boswell
  • Dan shared from http://www.amazon.com/dp//ref=r_soa_p_i
    The function of the imagination is not to make strange things settled, so much as to make settled things strange. G. K. CHESTERTON
(San Francisco, CA USA)
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