This sounds counterintuitive - who wants to be checking emails while they are lounging on a beach half way around the world?
Think of a pressing button on an old soda vending machine. In one moment, you've experienced the sticky residue on the plastic surface, the dim LED lighting the faded logo, and the irregular vibration of the underlying spring and plastic.
As a creative person, you need to start getting away from time and materials.
Just enjoying a coffee outside in beautiful fall weather.
Ive come to realize one of the beautiful aspects of designing for startups. Whether it's the small teams, laser focused goals, or tight budgets, you end up expanding your notion of design greatly.