Ask DN: Open source design

over 6 years ago from Allan Grinshtein, Founder at LayerVault

  • Chris RodemeyerChris Rodemeyer, over 6 years ago

    Was just thinking about this exact thing last night. I think design is becoming more and more open, but developers have always seen more willing to share and build upon other's work.

    Still working through this, but design (we're talking about visual design here) is inherently tangible and has a strong emotional dimension. On the other hand, code is intangible, and a person's relationship is with the "designed thing", vs. the mechanism that makes it work. Therefore is in designers' best interest to feel like they need to protect and own what they've created. More and more, if good design is market advantage, why give that away?

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