Hack Design 0–4
I really love reading the designer pieces this lesson plan recommends. They’re well-written, frequently hilarious, and relevant. I find the designer’s viewpoint of the world, as seen in Objectified, eye-opening. It teaches us not to take what we have for granted, as everything has been designed to inconspicuously serve our needs.
Additionally, I really enjoyed Helvetica. I thought it was a hilarious movie, and I love the little bit of crazy and the vitality that is portrayed by the designers.
From the first few lessons, many posts have emphasized the focus on the designer’s work on the user. Designing for others. Not clamoring for people to notice your work. Design is all about not being noticed. I really like that mentality, and I wish that engineering culture was more similar.