Good design isn’t decoration. Good design is problem solving.

Cornett in her blog InspireUX quotes Jeffrey Veen as “I’ve been amazed at how often those outside the discipline of design assume that what designers do is decoration—likely because so much bad design simply is decoration. Good design isn’t. Good design is problem solving.”

This is very true, most of the people feel that designing is just making things pretty or enhancing the beauty or aesthetics of a product. Earlier, I too, thought of design completely an aesthetic concept where products were created to look pretty, beautiful or awesome. But reading the articles posted in the weekly readings for this unit, I realised that design is not just making products pretty but it is about making the product more usable and loveable. I realised that design is entirely objective. It is a solution that stands aside and performs a function. Everything we interact with every single day has been designed with careful consideration of each curve, contour, colour, texture, etc.

Cornett, C.(2009). Good design isn’t decoration. Good design is problem solving [Web log post]. Retrieved from http://www.inspireux.com/2009/01/19/good-design-isnt-decoration-good-design-is-problem-solving/

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