Design shouldn’t be consensus-driven aimed to make everyone happy. Good design should always be defended.
Five years ago there was an eruption of enthusiasm about the radical idea that maybe pixels shouldn’t pretend to be made of leather. We reached a watershed moment that allowed us to unload the baggage of old metaphors and create new ones.
It looked like Dropbox was going to be the next big thing. When they launched, they introduced a new type of technology to the public that changed the way they thought computers and how they are used.
I’ve always had a specific idea of what I see when I say the word design. This thing, this concept, which is broad enough to apply to any human creation, but modest enough to avoid implying any actual quality of its own.
Throughout my career, I’ve frequently questioned where I should focus my attention. My work experience is a bit of a mash-up as I’ve often swayed in different directions, never really knowing where I belonged