Learning to See

A useful discussion of functional and formal design dimensions, which are often conflated when talking about design:

There is plenty of good design that is ugly, and of course there’s good design that both works well and looks pretty. But a design that doesn’t work can never be substantially good — ugly and broken is just worthless crap, and pretty and broken is phony or kitsch:

ugly-broken-design

Source: Learning to See by Oliver Reichenstein.

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