Fall of the Designer Part III: Conformist Responsive Design(elischiff.com)

over 8 years ago from Ivan Bozic, Founder @ arsfutura.com

  • Paul ScrivensPaul Scrivens, over 8 years ago

    Seriously when the fuck did designers become so powerless? There isn't a god-like design director sitting over your shoulder telling you not to push the boundaries of flat design (or whatever trend). The people praising articles like this are just confirming that they want somebody else to take the reigns and create another new trend for them to follow.

    Designers are some of the most powerful people on this planet. We directly control how people interact with almost everything in their lives and now a design trend comes around and its ruining our creations?

    We like to brag about creativity and being different and how the world should value us, but yet we follow trends blindly and then all of a sudden it's the trend's fault we put ourselves in this situation?


    16 points
    • pjotr .pjotr ., over 8 years ago

      Yes and no.

      Designers do have power to be creative to a certain extent. Within the context of a development ecosystem, like iOS, a designer must adhere to their interface guides and rules or risk having their app rejected from the app store.

      Beyond that many levels of management are driven by non-designers. Therefore things like trends really stick around for a while because that's what they want.

      You're right, there's nothing forcefully stopping designers from being creative. However those that do work outside the lines and push the boundaries might not have a job for too long.

      6 points