Necessary Procrastination

by Andy Polaine on May 31, 2006

Interaction guru, John Maeda suggests that procrastination might be useful after all (hey, I bet that’s what you’re doing right now right? Reading my blog…).

“Necessary procrastination” is a prime factor in the creative process. When the cost of procrastination increases, the probability for radical new thoughts to emerge increases as well. The thought you never thought you would ever need, is often the one that can count the most in the big scope of things.

If you’re one of my students, check out his thesis tips whilst you’re at it.

Right then. I’m off to surf the web a bit more until that great idea pops-up.

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Johnny Le May 31, 2006 at 5:57 pm

Bah! Sitting in front of the computer doesn’t give me any radical ideas at all.

My grand ideas come from the shower…

2 Justin Fox June 15, 2006 at 2:31 am

Haha yeah Andy I procrastinate all the time. I’m the busiest lazy person in the world. (PS: Great blog old friend).

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