Justifying designs

10 May

Here’s an interesting debate. In my opinion, design is all about the thought process, the conscientiousness, the why. In this article from design sojourn, they say that not validating your work (especially to people outside of the field) can be good for your credibility, and your confidence. Not only is it hard for me to get the not explaining myself, I worry that people will stop having the reasons for why. This is a similar conflict found in the debate of modernism-postmodernism, and a concerning one at that. Can you trust people to do the details when they don’t have to explain them to you?

In the article, it says if you can justify it, you don’t need to be meek or explanatory. I think people confuse confidence in good with with cockiness for poor work.
But that’s just me.


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