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

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

  • Ben MJTBen MJT, over 8 years ago (edited over 8 years ago )

    Design is one of the arts ... It's not precise, it isn't about optimisation and it's certainly not about saving a few processor cycles to paint a flat colour versus a gradient.

    Design as a general theory maybe, but when design is realised or implemented it is absolutely defined by its constraints, whatever form it takes. Be that printing, furniture or web design. It's nice to have these highfalutin ideas about it, but at the end of the day you're at the whim of the medium.

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    • Oscar von HauskeOscar von Hauske, over 8 years ago (edited over 8 years ago )

      Welcome to the endless debate of what art is, Kant defines art as “a kind of representation that is purposive in itself and, though without an end, nevertheless promotes the cultivation of the mental powers for sociable communication”.

      I think that since design has a purpose we can't really call it an art form, and we can actually judge design by how well it achieves its end.

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      • Ben MJTBen MJT, over 8 years ago

        Couldn't agree more, people seem to be far too romantic about design here (at least going by these comments). If you want to be an artist and express yourself to the universe by all means go ahead, but leave it at the door, design is about function first and foremost.

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