I'm Halli. AMA.

over 2 years ago from Haraldur Thorleifsson, Founder at Ueno.

  • M. de Winter, over 2 years ago

    Hi Halli,

    Thank you for doing an AMA.

    For the past 7 years I've been trying to understand what design means. From educating myself with the knowledge of people like Donald Norman to finishing a bachelor in interaction design and working at a digital design agency just like Ueno.

    One of my conclusions is that design, for me personally, is something absolutely frustrating. When I started out in the field, I thought I knew a lot. Now that I've become more experienced, I tend to feel that I know nothing.(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunning–Kruger_effect)

    The field of design is moving so fast. Perceptions on what design is change by the minute. Buzzwords devaluate interesting abstract concepts.

    Do you recognize this tendency or am I alone?

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    • Nicolas PythonNicolas Python, over 2 years ago

      Design comes from the latin word designare. Which means giving form/shape to something. The form/shape thing can be applied to everything: typography and stuff or dramaturgy in drama to design the thrill of an act. The harmonies in a musical arrangement can be designed to give you a certain emotion or to build up tension. So actually literally everything that is artificially or by nature serving a cause on purpose is design.

      Or simple: Design is serving a cause on purpose.

      Sorry for not being the guy who opened the topic - and / or if you already knew.

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    • Ryan Hicks, over 2 years ago

      Now that I've become more experienced, I tend to feel that I know nothing.

      You'd like this article. You're not alone. https://medium.com/envoy-design/designers-discuss-imposter-syndrome-93bb138b2a35

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