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over 7 years ago from Benedikt Lehnert, Chief Design Officer @Wunderlist & Maker of @Typoguide

  • joe andersonjoe anderson, over 7 years ago

    I understand where you are coming from when you mention it starts with design, but I don't think that means it starts with designers. There are a lot of technology companies that can be started with a simple excel sheet or mailing list. Craigslist is a good example. I think there are a lot more important things that are underestimated before design when it comes to building a company. Functionality always trumps form. The functionality I refer to in this case though is something that literally works and does something.

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    • Benedikt LehnertBenedikt Lehnert, over 7 years ago

      That's exactly the misunderstanding that I would like to clarify. Design is not only form, it is an essential part of functionality. I agree that you might not need a graphics designer from the beginning, but you need somebody who puts people into the center of your product. We have to get away from the image of the designer who is a person that makes products look pretty. Designers make products feel 'right'. Designers make products feel human.

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