I'm drawing the line, so to speak.
expression, Paul Rand
November 10, 2010
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Read this today:
“It’s a common misconception that art and design are one and the same. But although design can be artful, the process behind it is quite different.
Artists engage in the manipulation of a particular medium to produce an aesthetic and personal response. Art is valued for its originality and ability to express an idea. Some people get it, some don’t, and that’s okay. Design, on the other hand, must solve a specific problem relative to a particular user or task, and is evaluated simply by how effective it is at solving that problem. If it doesn’t work, then it failed—period.”
The rest is here: http://uxmag.com/design/designing-objectively
He approaches from a different angle, separating the two more than Rand.
Don’t get me wrong: I definitely lean in favor of Fisher’s thinking. But since I’ve spent so much time in both fields, I am always interested in people’s definitions, and try to give fair play to all comers. I was actually surprised to read this from such a prominent designer as Rand…
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