Wednesday, January 7, 2009

101 Things I Learned in Architecture School

I received an awesome book from Sylvain, another senior designer here at Harmonix. It's 101 Things I Learned in Architecture School, and despite the title it actually has a bunch of really useful, spirit-raising and enlightening things about the creative design process in general:

I highly recommend it, even more so if you're doing any kind of level design.

In other news, GDC Speech is coming along. I'll probably post some small chunks of it over the next few weeks. Content reuse!


s said...

I'm going to try and not be hungover for your speech so I can lightly heckle you.

Lucas said...

Man, I had this book on my to-read list for a long time (so long that I forgot where I'd heard about it), but only recently bought and read it. I've only now realized that I got the book on your recommendation.

I really like it. It has a bunch of great advice for UI designers. (It has even improved my sketches.) Though a few of the tips are specific to architecture (e.g. #90 about rolling up your drawings, or #79 about placing fire stairs), much of what it says applies to design generally.

I've found myself re-reading it often. It sure seems worth keeping at hand.

Thanks for recommending it (and thanks to Sylvain too, I suppose).