Thinking about a design and making it happen is something that takes place in your mind and arises from your imagination.
You may have the greatest ideas and awesome plans that you want to make come true.
But before you realize and finalize your design idea you want to be completely sure about what you do. You want to now what other people might think of this idea or if they would buy and use it in the end.
So I think it might be really useful to include other peoples opinions on your design idea.
Improving by sharing!
The best way to do that is getting in contact with people who are actually interested in what you do. So you should find a place, an online community or a similar place to collaborate with others.
The more feedbacks you get the more you can work on your idea and also the more certainty you get which I actually find really helpful because I’m a person who avoids uncertainty and likes to get feedbacks from friends before presenting my ideas to the whole world.
Another good way might be finding people who might want what you do and ask this target group directly.
There are millions of platforms and communities where you can share ideas and discuss about them but I think everybody has to find his own one.
I can say for myself that I wouldn’t feel comfortable to publish and share ideas on an online community like facebook because I would be afraid that people wouldn’t take me serious in this case. They wouldn’t understand why I am sharing those design ideas because they are probably not interested in it and they see facebook only as a social network to share daily life occurrences. Of course it can work out completely different and I might get another reaction as I am expecting right now.
But anyway I would prefer to collaborate with people who really share the interest of design and innovation, who are really open minded and honest. But of course as I mentioned before I’m a person who need feedbacks from people and I also like collaborating online with friends and work out things together.