Designers block

July 27, 2006

Most of us have experienced this at some point in our lives. A loss of inspiration, a mind blank. For designers, this may come at various points during a project. Typically, it will be when the client asks for a revision that doesn’t really sit with your original concept.

So, how do we deal with that?

[Walter Stevenson](http://alistapart.com/authors/s/walterstevenson) has written [an excellent article](http://alistapart.com/articles/throughthestorm) that offers some suggestions on how to get through the slump.

For example, revise your notes … realign your goals…

> Establish your goals and document them before you begin to design. This doesn’t necessarily mean composing a full-fledged design specification, but it helps to have written notes on hand in the later stages of a project as a sanity check. Ideally, your notes will be part of a larger documentation structure that includes some form of creative brief, project management documentation, and up-to-date client feedback and sign-off notes.

If your stuck for ideas or inspiration, it’s worth a read. So, head over to Alistapart and [check it out](http://alistapart.com/articles/throughthestorm).

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