Ask DN: So what has design became actually?

over 7 years ago from Some Designer, Pixel placer for touchable machines

  • Thomas Michael SemmlerThomas Michael Semmler, over 7 years ago

    I'm not sure, if this has in fact anything to do with the design profession itself. People tend to think, that their profession has to be chosen once and practiced until they die, because only then they get closer to achieve mastery. That is not true and not human.

    You don't have to waste your time in a profession that does neither challenge you, nor make you happy. A personal metric for me is: if it feels like wasting time, I probably am.

    All of this depends on what you want your life to be and what the direction is that you are going. Your Job has the ability to elevate you in reaching your life goals - that becomes problematic, when it actually is in the way of working towards them.

    I will not even try to reignite your fire for design. If you don't like it anymore, maybe you could consider changing it. I would strongly suggest you start journaling, maybe even meditating. Both will train you quickly to become more self aware - because it sounds to me like you have hard time observing your inner processes.

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