While I’ll be writing more about this year’s TYPO-Berlin 2011 conference—both on this blog and elsewhere—I think that I can sum up my feelings about the event in very few words. In almost a decade of professional experience, I’ve never been to a design gathering that inspired me more. While the theme this year’s TYPO-Berlin was “Shift,” I think that the real subtext was this: design means making decisions. It seems as if every presenter told the audience not to be complacent; to build a dream, and follow it. Decide what kind of designer you want to be, then find a way to make that happen. This, too, is a kind of problem-solving. Now it is time for us to put the inspiration to use.