debbie millman

Monday, January 29, 2007

As If "Thinking or Non-Thinking?" Should Be The Question

From the heroine of this film:

"The first part is in my "native language," and then the second part provides a translation, or at least an explanation. This is not a look-at-the-autie gawking freakshow as much as it is a statement about what gets considered thought, intelligence, personhood, language, and communication, and what does not."

via Kottke, with more info via his site here:

More about the video on MetaFilter, including a comment from the video's creator.

The heroine's personal website is here.


Blogger MCALDWELLC said...

We live in such a "what can you do for me" society...people like her remind us that there is eloquence, beauty and VALUE simply in being...even when it looks, acts and feels differently than we look, act and feel. We can learn so much from others when we just stop and listen.

1/30/2007 12:26:00 PM  
Blogger jkh said...

you are right, debbie.
the title "how to think like..." struck me as a bit odd too.

CONGRATULATIONS!!! though - i wish i would be quite that far.

2/02/2007 02:42:00 PM  

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Debbie Millman has worked in the design business for over 25 years. She is President of the design division at Sterling Brands. She has been there for nearly 15 years and in that time she has worked on the redesign of global brands for Pepsi, Procter & Gamble, Campbell’s, Colgate, Nestle and Hasbro. Prior to Sterling, she was a Senior Vice President at Interbrand and a Marketing Director at Frankfurt Balkind. Debbie is President of the AIGA, the largest professional association for design. She is a contributing editor at Print Magazine, a design writer at and Brand New and Chair of the Masters in Branding Program at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. In 2005, she began hosting the first weekly radio talk show about design on the Internet. The show is titled “Design Matters with Debbie Millman” and it is now featured on In addition to “Look Both Ways: Illustrated Essays on the Intersection of Life and Design,” (HOW Books, 2009, she is the author of "How To Think Like A Great Graphic Designer" (Allworth Press, 2007) and “The Essential Principles of Graphic Design” (Rotovision, 2008).

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