Wednesday, October 17, 2007

what is design to you?

Designers will often get this question during interviews. It's a pretty ambiguous question and probably doesn't have a universally correct answer. The best answer is the one that is true for you. The correct answer for that interview, depends on what they want to hear. Not necessarily mutually exclusive answers and that is good. Don't be who you think they want you to be, be you, because sooner or later you will show up.

I like to think of Design as problem solving. You are given a series of requirements and goals, and you find a way to achieve those goals within the requirements. The aesthetic choices and technology should be the tools used to reach the goal. Hopefully, this definition will keep me out of a rut or style and allow me to adapt.

What does design mean to you?

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