I wasn’t in Cape Town for the Design Indaba. But I did get to two of the lectures at the simulcast venue in Johannesburg (at University of Johannesburg’s wonderful Arts Centre) and on Friday I fell in love with the Executive Creative Director Google Creative Lab, Robert Wang for loving his wife.
Design Indaba 2011 was subtitled A better world through creativity. The man started his presentation asking what a better world would look like. And this would mean that the 3m radius around each one of us is the most important part of our world, and this should be the area we most try to impact positively through our behaviour and design.
About his happy wife he says a successful marriage requires 5 positive interactions for every negative 1. And the more surprising the positive interaction the better. A bunch of flowers on Valentine’s day doesn’t count.
Why do anything, he asks? What is your motivation? If it’s true, it could be good. And do things that matter. And always ask how many people you are helping.
Wong also showed us lots of lovely things including this beautiful love story: