Muscular Design (29 Apr 2004)
Every designer dreams of making work that makes a difference. Most designers are aware of the common misconceptions of the profession. Designers are variously seen as decorationists, elitists, or servants of the consumerist machine. When their work is directed toward the marketplace, they rarely participate in the "research" that determines what product should be produced for whom - or why. When their work focuses on the investigation of design through form and process, they often stand accused of irrelevance or indifference. When they found great movements like the Bauhaus, they may be seen as self-proclaimed dictators of style. Each of those attributions ultimately marginalizes designers and design.
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