Emotions create decisions
Just a thought from 5 January 2005 about .

Sometimes in the cacophony of blog noise, there's a gem like this post from Caterina:

People whose brains are damaged in their emotional centres are not only unable to express joy or sadness, they are unable to make decisions and they are unable to choose. Because you make decisions based on what you would like, what you fear would happen if you chose to do another thing instead, what you fear would happen if you don't do this particular thing in time, or what you desire the outcome to be.

I can't tell you how many emotionally broken men I've befriended, worked for, or have known in my life (fortunately not many currently). I've often wondered if I was too emotional for my own good, but I'm not. In fact, being in touch with your emotions is a prerequisite for any designer. After all, what's design about if not anticipating the way your work makes people feel?

This section is called Just a Thought. It's a blog where I post little pieces of what I'm thinking about at the moment. This page is an individual entry called “Emotions create decisions” that I wrote on 5 January 2005.

Before this, I wrote a little something called “Ephemera Year One” on 4 January 2005. After this, I wrote “Bring on the reality distortion field!” on 11 January 2005.

Ephemera Year One
Every photo I posted to Ephemera in 2004....
4 January 2005

Bring on the reality distortion field!
Today's the day to watch the Apple madness going on in San Francisco. It's Macworld! I suggest following the fun...
11 January 2005

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Working the web since 1995, Derek Powazek is the creator of many award-winning websites, a couple of which still exist. Derek is the cofounder of JPG Magazine and the CCO of 8020 Publishing. Derek lives in San Francisco with his wife, two nutty Chihuahuas, a grumpy cat, and a house full of plants named Fred. More »

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