Becky Heavner, MLA Blog

Core Beliefs

Flexibility is a good quality for a designer to have. A designer must be willing to crumble up the trace paper and start all over without regret. An open mind is flexible. However, a flexible designer is continually tested in practice. New ideas and suggestions should be auditioned. They are not always worthy of the part.

What is fitting for the experience of place or design? The designer must look to core beliefs and then find flexibility, to test the edge of their limits.

Core Beliefs:

1. State the problem.
2. Conduct primary research.
3. Observe people and the place in situ.
4. How do preferred design situations, factors, forces address the problem?