What is your design philosophy?

by Cem Basman

Emily Chang, a web and interactive designer from the bay area and member of the Web 2.0 Workgroup, recognizes a clear trend towards a webdesign which is simple, fast, intuitive, social, minimal, choice, useful and fun. This is the result of more than 60 interviews she made in her blog with outstanding people in the industry. She has a detailed and concrete discussion about design 2.0 in her blog.

There is so much talking about the new webdesign philosophy - I'm afraid the new will be copied over and over 'til it's dead before the end of this year ... Somehow it's a great pity because I like this kind design. Well, but in the end it's content that counts I suppose ...


You know you’ve achieved perfection in design not if there is nothing more to add, but if there is nothing left to take away.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery

If in doubt: visit a Zen monastry or better enroll for a retreat (any monastry would do).

Stephan H. Wissel, 2006-02-11

Rats! I've been waiting for "powerful AND easy to use" to come true for 20 years! Now they're on to different metrics??! Sigh....

"It's a triumph of form over content" (Ned Batchelder was right when he said this in 1995, and he's still right)

Bob Balaban, 2006-02-11

Bob, times are a'changing ... ;)

Cem Basman, 2006-02-11

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