As a child my mother and I did lot of puzzles. I remember once when I was about six, she asked me whether I focused on the shape or color of the puzzle piece in order to fit the pieces together. “Both!” I remember telling her. Now, as a designer, every day I examine shape and color of many fragments and determine the best way to fit all the pieces together.
These shards from an archeological excavation in Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado bring me some sweet puzzle nostalgia. Aren’t they beautiful? So, what about you? In puzzles (and in life) do you look at shape, color, both or neither? How do you fit the pieces together?