Print Design Is a Lesser Form of Design

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I thought that headline might get your attention. Don’t get me wrong; I love to look at print design, but I much prefer working on the digital side of things. Mostly that’s because designing for print sometimes leaves me feeling trapped creating static, even passive, layouts. Digital design, on the other hand, feels like a much more complete and satisfying experience.

John Maeda once said: “Design is a solution to a problem. Art is a question to a problem.” To me, art is an observation or a statement while design is part of a function. So it follows that if design equals function and function equals design, and print lacks in function, it is therefore, a lesser form of design.

Now that that’s out of the way I look forward to showing you in future posts why I believe digital design is superior to print. If I’ve pissed someone off, feel free to badmouth me in a comment below.

I’m gonna try to post something every day regarding web/interactive design, with a bit of favoritism towards Sweden.