These are my answers to Exercise Three BEFORE the meeting on Monday.
I was rather unsure while writing these and expect to have more of an idea of what I am talking about after discussion with my peers.
Design is to solve problems in a way unique to you.
If I were to design something right now, it would be an animation, because I love to make those.
5 keywords I use to describe my design ethos:
Practical. Thoughtful. Unique. Creative. Diligent.
What do you value in the designed world?
I value design that always keeps function as the priority, rather than form. Of course the two work together, and there must be a balance of both, but sometimes I see works where form and aesthetic and appearance were so prioritized that it was actually hard to use, nullifying the point of the whole thing.
As an example, I have seen many sites/such things in which a minimalist aesthetic was valued and used to such an extent that it was difficult to actually use the website. This sort of thing always bothers me a lot.
What are your concerns as a designer?
I am concerned about things being inaccessible to people, or of products not working for people, or of people having good ideas/things to say but not being able to communicate them very well.