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  • design can include lots of things from graphics and illustration art that you would find in a famous museum.

  • It's easy to forget.

  • It's also boring everyday stuff like your comb or toothbrush or buildings and other man made spaces like public parks.

  • Even what you use to get around, whether it's a car, the bus or something else, is the product of some form of design.

  • Design isn't always pretty ugly or even interesting at all.

  • Sometimes it's practical or so commonplace that you don't really notice it.

  • Making an effort to be more aware of design can help you see it in unexpected places.

  • It can also help you see past appearances toe What really makes a design successful, useful or valuable.

  • But first you need to know what to look for.

  • Every part of the man made world was designed with a specific purpose in mind.

  • Learning toe Look at these things with curiosity can help you appreciate the jobs they dio.

  • It can also help you see the beauty and value in things we normally take for granted.

  • Here's a simple example.

  • Picture a basic coffee cup.

  • It's designed to stay sealed, hold liquid and protect your hand from heat.

  • Now take a step back and picture the entire coffee shop inside.

  • It has its own unique style and decor.

  • While outside there's a sign or logo that advertises the business.

  • Beyond that, there's the building itself, the sidewalk, the parking lot, even landscaping.

  • None of this exists by accident.

  • It was all designed by various people to provide a certain service or experience.

  • Once you start noticing these things, you might notice something else you have opinions about.

  • Um, for example, most of us know what it's like to get stuck in a poorly designed parking lot, or how annoying it is when your coffee cup leaks or spills.

  • These are basically failures of design things that frustrate or disappoint us or don't work the way that they're supposed to.

  • The key is to ask yourself, where did the design go wrong?

  • Look closer and you can usually find the answer.

  • Take a chair, for instance.

  • It seems simple, but there's a lot that goes into making this design successful .The seat supports your body weight, while the back rest makes it possible to sit and lean back comfortably.

  • It has four solid legs and doesn't tip over, at least not easily start playing with these basic details, and you get mixed results.

  • What looks cool, unique or interesting doesn't always work well in real life.

  • Thinking hard about a design and what it was meant to dio can help you measure how successful it really is.

  • It can also give you a place to start talking about design and feeling more confident, sharing your opinion.

  • Here's why that's so important.

  • Design things aren't just for the people who make them.

  • They're ultimately for the people who use them.

  • People like you and me.

  • Any time you use something that features some form of design, it should leave you feeling satisfied.

  • Whatever that means to you.

  • Thinking about design as something that actually affects you can change the way you look at the world.

  • It's part of almost everything we see and do, from the spaces around us to the little things that we can't live without.

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/10/23
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