Overdesign is about adding things that may not have an obvious benefit but may add to the cost. It is the philosophy of this site to make things better than they have to be. We are designers and engineers. We try to use our talents to be a force for good; we hope you will do the same.

Think. We all want to make the world a better place, and thinking about it is the first step toward action. So if you do nothing else today, at least think. Maybe even make it a habit. Think more than you have to.

Act. If you already think too much, as I’m sure some of you do, take action. Do something small. Anything. Think globally, but act locally — that’s where you’ll have the most impact. Take more action than you have to.

Talk. One person doing something is amazing, but you and all of your friends doing something will change the world. Talk to other people about your thoughts and actions. Talk to more people than you have to.

Be the change you wish to see in the world. It won’t happen without you.