Design for the Future
Spoiler alert: this is article will make you rethink your web design process
As I look through some of my previous designs — I see a trend. It’s a positive trend of improvement, but it’s a trend that tends to follow the current of the popular design layouts. Seeing this wasn’t necessarily odd as that’s what positive progress is about, looking at the prolific professionals and emulating their work, but it did get me thinking. “What are the professionals actually doing, and thinking, that makes me emulate them?”
The difference between my thinking, and the thinking of industry leaders, is that the leaders typically design for consistency, maintainability, and extendability — while I would design to make things look “pretty.” Prettiness is very subjective, but consistency isn’t. Something that is maintainable can be recognized by anyone. Therefore, I switched my thinking from the surface layer of design to design thinking.