Beautifully Designed? I Think Not!


You know what drives me completely insane? When a person glances at a new product and says, “Wow, it’s beautifully designed!”

It basically makes me want to launch across the desk and yell, “Shut-your-mouth-you-dirty-liar!”

You can’t comment on a product’s design until you’ve actually used it.

Don’t get me wrong, you can call graphics beautifully designed all day long. You can even glance at a product and say that it’s beautiful.

But when you move past a graphic to a full blown product, you need to evaluate the design holistically.

If a product is gorgeous but impossible to use, it’s not beautifully designed.

If a client who is actively, heavily using your product tells you it’s beautifully designed, consider it the highest form of compliment.

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