Attention Deficit Disorder – Designing Every 2 to 3 MinutesPosted: August 27, 2011
A.D.D. may be over diagnosed these days (especially in schools), but during Architecture School one of my professors wanted my friend to see how long I could stay at my drafting table (remember those? I’m dating myself here, although my class may have been one of the last to use them). After a few minutes I would get restless, now with social media I can work on several things at once which satisfies the A.D.D.
What we discovered (after several all-nighters) was a direct link between where I lived and the airplane “noise” I would hear subconsciously (after living under the flight zone my entire life my consciousness had completely tuned it out). I used the timing of the flights (every 2 to 3 minutes) to help inform my Architectural design theories. For example;
Here is a map of where I grew up:
Perhaps this helps shed some light on how I operate!