I really deeply agree with Yaron’s post and feel people far to often confuse the words “Art” with “Design”. Specifically, calling a piece of art, design.
Going to try and work through some of my own thoughts in a published, draft post on my blog.
The world is so big, so complicated, so replete with marvels and surprises that it takes years for most people to begin to notice that it is, also, irretrievably broken. We call this period of research “childhood.
After the firestorm that was the LV DMCA notice, I think a few really good conversations have emerged. Keenan Cummings shared some poignant thoughts, mostly which boiled into some questions about a turning point in the design community towards this idea of Open Source Design.
Say what you will about the impossibilities of those words working together, but I think something interesting is happening here.
I think the confusion over the terms; style, design, copyright, and ownership are causing designers to ask some really important questions about the overlap of style and true problem solving.
Listening to Ryan Singer get interviewed by the Intercom team reminded me of Cennydd Boyles first article in his new ALA Column. Ryan has some pretty interesting views on the use and evolution of UX design. It’s fascinating thinking about Ryans experience and not having to work for clients over the last 10 years.
I think Cennydd is onto the same thing and after working at Twitter for a bit, is realizing the difference between designing a product for a customer, vs designing a product for a customer via a client.
I’m very excited to talk about a technique that we’ve started using at LayerVault. We call it Progressive Reduction.
I think one of the more novel ideas presented in this article is the data-driven process of reduction they’re calling “Experience Decay”. It’s hard enough to keep consistant with user testing when trying to reduce, creating your own system to measure effectiveness of the design reduction is a must.
Reminds me of Adam Mosseri’s talk at UX Week a few years ago.
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