I finally had the opportunity to listen to this design discussion with Ge Wang and thoroughly enjoyed it. The first half is a fairly general conversation but then the second half delves much more into design philosophy. Please note it is (even) less a talk about the “nuts and bolts” of design choices than Tony Fadell’s talk but instead focused more on principles motivation and philosophy of design.
My favorite quote from the talk:
“We shape our tools, and thereafter they shape us.”
This defines so well my relationship with TextBlade. I purchased it based on a general set of characteristics and qualities it had, but then receiving it inspired me to change my work environment and habits.
I’m eagerly awaiting the rumored new products such as https://forum.waytools.com/t/the-perfect-pack-wishlist/5331 and https://forum.waytools.com/t/the-ideal-mouse-wishlist/5311 and already daydreaming how I will reshape my products and practices to transform based on the opportunities the new designs will make available.