AMA: Working File Contributors Kara Haupt, Lola Landekic, Matt McInerney, and Andy Mangold

5 months ago from Andy Mangold, Co-Founder and Designer at Friends of The Web, Co-Host of Working File

  • Stefan TrkuljaStefan Trkulja, 5 months ago

    Let me try to break the ice.

    I was wondering what's your opinion on the influence of classical graphic design education on today's interface designers. (When I say education I don't mean only art school, I mean anyone who knows their graphic design history and fundamentals.)

    I'm noticing that more often than not, talented young UI designers of today don't pay too much mind to it. When someone mentions a grid, their first association is a CSS framework. Without this knowledge, are they missing out on anything? Would they produce better or more meaningful work if they had it?

    On the other hand, are they perhaps better off without the burden of graphic design's legacy and its limitations, going head-first into designing for screens?

    Thanks,

    – Stefan from Serbia

    P.S. Keep up the good work, been a fan since the early days of OTG.

    3 points