Quote for the day

On distinguishing between art and design

“One of the big differences between art and design is that art is mostly about commentary — it’s making a statement that you’re expecting other people to contemplate and be moved by, emotionally, or altered by, in terms of their perceptions.”

“Whereas design is really about solving a problem that makes something more pragmatic, and useful, and valuable or valued, and of course you can add qualities of aesthetics to that, that make it also a delight. At the same time, if it fails on the functionality side, all is lost, whereas if it fails on the delight side, it might still fit into a lot of people’s lives in a satisfactory if not an exciting way.”

~ Bill Moggeridge

Source: mcwade.com

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Mike Houghton

User Interface designer and team leader with broad experience in all aspects of web site and application design. Specializing in web standards and usability with experience managing projects and working directly with clients.