I love pretty graphics just as much as the next designer, but I do think we’ve reached a level of madness in our industry. By definition, info-graphics should convey information in a way that makes it easy to understand said information.
The following are a couple thoughts on happiness and satisfaction in your job as a designer from Frank Chimero (@fchimero) and a brief exchange regarding those thoughts with Neven Mrgan (@nevenmrgan) that I grabbed off Twitter one day.
I don’t know either of these guys, but respect them (and their work) greatly. I also thought this exchange was excellent and worth repeating here.
As a geek we like features and power. Do not underestimate the general public’s disdain for all of our beloved “pointless preferences”.
Yeah, something is getting introduced tomorrow, but whatever it is, I loved this synopsis of how/why Apple values hardware design by Mrgan. I think he’s right-on.
I hope this is getting serious inside Apple. It is on the outside.