Learning from Bad Practice


It could be that the purpose of your life
is only to serve as a warning to others.

Mistakes Demotivator by despair.com

We are usually turned-off by bad design and what we consider as bad art. However, I think that you can learn more from bad (or even worst) practice than by best practice (and much more frequently).

So the next time you find something ugly, or useless, or atrocious, have a closer look. What is missing? Where did the artist or scientist did make a mistake? What went wrong? And how would you have done it?

You can learn a lot from other people’s mistakes — and in some places, it’s all you can do anyway.