I am design challenged. I can look at great design and admire it, but I can’t really point what makes that design great.
Because of this, I always looked up to those that seem to just create great design, like it’s a native feature (and maybe it is). Looking at our designer at MavenHut while he creates different things for us to take into consideration I see that design is more than just putting colors and lines on a screen or piece of paper, though.
And, of course, I am thinking of digital design (web, mobile, tablet, whatever). Functional design, the design helps you get more work done, doesn’t get in the way of the fun of games, just great design that you absolutely don’t notice. And I don’t mean it in a bad way :)
Good design is invisible.
You don’t notice air conditioning when it’s set just right, only when it’s too hot or too cold. We don’t notice good design.
Just a Thursday evening epiphany.