Design is a craft. It is not an art, although it can be esthetically artistic. Anyone can learn it. There are no natural designers, there are only people who are interested in why their environment is exactly the way it is and how to improve it. The best way to learn how to design something is to mindfully observe the environment and how people experience and use things and then to think deeply about it. Everything else is just using tools.
“The hacking mindset flatters the part of us who’s lazy, who always wants to take the path of least resistance, who loves feeling superior to the ‘chumps’ who are taking the hard way. But, despite all our new technological advancements, life itself remains stubbornly impervious to hacking. You do not get to cheat death. You do not get to escape being human. You cannot circumvent the universal law which dictates that all goals require work, time, pain, and suffering to attain. The obstacle remains the way.”