Is Design Bound to Get Cheaper?(subtraction.com)

almost 8 years ago from Kelly Sutton, Product @ imgix

  • cliff nowickicliff nowicki, almost 8 years ago

    There will always be a market for the cheap stuff and granted, high quality stuff on the cheap.

    However, trying to design around something you found for cheap gets pretty restrictive when you're trying to build a brand. Its been in my experience that if you try to force an element into something that's not natural, disaster will follow. There may be some certain occasions where a quick something might work on the cheap. If you do try to pick up some cheap things and jam them into your projects, the people will know. It becomes unnatural and eventually fails.

    There will always be cheap people who will buy cheap things and try to mend them together as their own. There will also be the people who value the quality of good design at a price.

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    • George ChenGeorge Chen, almost 8 years ago

      Overall, I agree with you , but I think there's a difference between "being-cheap" vs. "on-a-tight-budget" though.

      i.e. I'd like to commission a photographer 2 days for a shot, but in most cases, both the budget and timing constrain that simply is not realistic.

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