I'm just dipping my toe into what looks like a fascinating take-it-slow read: Daniel Kahneman's Thinking Fast and Slow. By a Nobel Prize winner for economics, it's a study of how human minds work, of the ways our intuitive ideas and our conscious/rational thought systems interact as we make decisions.
Art and design, of course, are all about decision-making.
For me, one disadvantage of staying busy-busy with theater design is that I don't get to drop by the library. But I passed the door today and, on impulse, stopped. Browsed. Found this unexpected gift-book of new ideas.
Art and design are also, of course, all about impulse and new ideas.