It's cheesy but one of my biggest influences is my Dad. He's got the Hippie-attitude and I tend to be much more structured in my approach so it has helps me take things as they come and to be comfortable with the fact that nothing comes as planned.
Best piece of advice I've gotten? nothing comes as planned...little did I know then how appropriate that would be for my life, and how it was going to help me get through many late night analysis sessions as a researcher.
I am german in some ways, but not in all. This is one of the ways in which I am...
Once, while getting my Masters in Design Ethnography, I got to speak in front of a room full of Ethnographers in Barcelona. This was my perspective - before... no more going back now.
I find inspiration in the 'Eames approach' to design & life. Charles and Ray believed in a learning-by-doing process... so do I.