Coding Is An Art

Artist Thinking | Profound For Programmers

We all know about design thinking and its value in software. But there’s another kind of thinking no one talks about–artistic thinking. If design thinking asks, “how can we do it better?” art thinking asks something fundamental: What is possible?


Art thinking represents a kind of whole-life approach, despite the pressures toward efficiency or the psychological desire to know something will succeed. Artistic process requires leaning in to an almost existential uncertainty. And restlessness in the face of uncertainty is a human problem.

Everyday life offers a master class in how to maintain attention and intention in the midst of flashing message lights, constant breaking news news, expectations of instant feedback, and crippling administrative process or days of meetings. It is hard to stay open to broad questions, not just quick wins. 

Read More of The Fast Company Story  |  Discover Six Ways To Apply Artistic Thinking


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