WIRED Article: Design Restraints!

For this blog, number five, we were to read an assigned article from WIRED magazine.  Then we were to choose one of the quote that were on the assignment sheet to analyze. 

I chose the quote:

“In fact, the worst thing a designer can hear is an offhand ‘Just do whatever you want.’ “

In my opinion, I think that this quote means that just because you’re told that you can do whatever you like, doesn’t mean that you should, or that it is better to do what you want rather than what is simple. In order for a magazine to look professional, simpler is better. 

Although doing whatever you want will probably look cool or appealing to you, doesn’t mean that everyone’s feelings will be mutual. If ‘cool’ in your mind is something that is incredibly busy with colors, shapes and different fonts, then there is a big chance that other people hate it. 

This quote is indirectly suggesting that you make boundaries, or constraints for your magazine. Nothing TOO incredibly busy or extreme, just simple yet attractice.


~ by erinpeaceofmind on February 27, 2009.

One Response to “WIRED Article: Design Restraints!”

  1. gahhhh, so bored.
    so i’m commenting on your blog. it’s something for me to do, plus most people like getting comments.
    anyway, yeah design. less is more. ms young’s drilled it into us 😛
    i can’t think of anything else to say.
    i hate unstructured “work” days.
    i get done with the work that i can do at school really quickly, and then the work i can only do at home.. i have to do at home. so then i’ve got like AN HOUR of just sitting around not doing anything. which is cool sometimes, but there are sooooo many things i’d rather be doing.
    like not talking to darius.
    that’s alllllll. see you on the bus!

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