I was taking out our doggies and was solving a game design puzzle in my head. Earlier very basic prototype was showing me that I need an alternative route.
Well, during the 30 minutes period outdoors I came up with an alternative approach to my design. Now the problem was that:
- I was in the middle point of the trip
- I’m outdoors
- Two dogs to walk
- One of them was pooing
- My game idea needed to be stored somehow
So, I don’t carry a notepad, iPhone, Playstation 3 or any other vehicle with me in these situations, so I needed to trust my memory. When I got back home I was happily forgotten everything. Then I started thinking what I had already solved. Well, luckily I remembered my outdoor solution and also – while writing things down on paper – came up with a few additional ideas for certain issues. All was good.
This isn’t the case always. I find it extremely important to write/draw down any potential ideas/solutions so that I don’t forget them.
But how to dot down ideas that come in the middle of something like this – when you are taking the dogs out. Or when you are jogging. What devilish devices you carry with you?
Oh, and please don’t tell me that you’ve solved this by: “I don’t go out”.