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There is an ongoing debate over the choice between repsonsive web development and dedicated mobile content. Here’s a simple summary of the highlights, that I hope serve to keep you informed of the options:

For the unititiated, there are dozens of screen sizes that have access to websites.. from large desktops to handheld smart phones. …


I overheard an executive talking about a design brief in a way that was very candid and revealing recently. They referred to the design process as “Making this thing Pretty” I don’t know where the idea of pretiness as the purpose for design came from. Pretty is only one note on a keyboard. No one serious about design thinks that way. Design is not just strategy meets solution either… that’s the domain of engineers…

So what is Design? Design is the search for the truth. The elements of humanity that establish the personality of a product, or company or delivers the soul for the expression of an idea. The shape of a Jaguar XKE is pretty, to be sure…but to make something so impractical took cojones on the part of Sir William Lyons. There is an element to design that is solely the realm of the new. Making something original that still meets the functional requirements is the holy grail. You can have truth, and still be boring… great design requires something else. …


Design: Search Recognition, Differentiation, Memorability and Integrity

I don’t know where the idea of pretiness as the purpose for design came from. Pretty is only one note on a keyboard. No one serious about design thinks that way. Design is not just strategy meets solution either…

Design is the search for the truth. The elements of humanity that establish the personality of a product, or company or delivers the soul for the expression of an idea. The shape of a Jaguar XKE is pretty, to be sure…but to make something so impractical took cojones on the part of Sir William Lyons. There is an element to design that is solely the realm of the new. Making something original that still meets the functional requirements is the holy grail. …

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