El Coyote Gordo (supergee) wrote,
El Coyote Gordo
supergee

Autoistic

Design, like oversight and sanction, is an autoantonym: It means two opposite things. There's design as "clear thinking made visible" [Edward Tufte] and there's creating elegantly simple objects that win awards from other designers while making as few concessions as possible to the suckers who have to use the device. Here's how design in the second sense can make cars more lethal.

Thanx to andrewducker

ETA: As the article makes clear, good design is also clear thinking made tangible.
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