Lesson from a rat -- useful for designers too.

Just watched this marvelously witty production by Pixar
and thought I should post this up.

As part of design research(investigation), critic is important.
It opens horizons and test our true perspectives in various ways.
The movie was on culinary skills. But I thought it portrayed the idea
of what a good design critique and open doors to research
as it also open doors to different ideas from
whoever you are and where ever you are.
Cleverly directed through a cartoon in the city of lights,
a profound thought weaved a comical, amicable
and an extremely adorable little (b)rat, (who) which
shines important child-like lessons for us to remember !

I like this paragraph Anton Ego (voice by Peter O’tool)
This is already in the first page of my obese design journal:

Anton Ego (voice Peter O’tool)

'In many ways, the work of a critic is easy.
We risk very little yet enjoy a position
over those who offer up their work and
their selves to our judgment.
We thrive on negative criticism,
which is fun to write and to read.
But the bitter truth we critics must face is that,
in the grand scheme of things, the average piece
of junk is more meaningful than our criticism designating it so.
But there are times when a critic truly risks something,
and that is in the discovery and defense of the new.
Last night, I experienced something new, an extraordinary
meal from a singularly unexpected source.
To say that both the meal and its maker have
challenged my preconceptions is a gross
understatement. They have rocked me to my core.
In the past, I have made no secret of my
disdain for Chef Gusteau’s famous motto:
Anyone can cook. But I realize that only
now do I truly understand what he meant.
Not everyone can become a great artist,
but a great artist can come from anywhere.
It is difficult to imagine more humble origins
than those of the genius now cooking at
Gusteau’s, who is, in this critic’s opinion,
nothing less than the finest chef in France.
I will be returning to Gusteau’s soon, hungry for more ’

Bon Appetit !

yep watched that too and that was by far the best review i have every read.

are you guys taking about this?

yes dawolfman666, thats the one.
and lingmiester the film was excellent! Beautiful perspectives, delicious meals and a very thoughtful piece of story that I sometimes wonder if young children can understand. But its certainly very nice to watch cartoons. I prefer this one even to Rush Hour 3.

The idea portrayed is something that many of us fail to do. And it needs a cartoon rat to send us the message again.

yeah Brad Bird is the man, I loved the incredible…especially edna mole, “Milan, darling”