Skyarrow and Canadian ID
thank you both for your points and patients I think I may have spoken hastly after reading a few of the blogs in general design dicussion.
Thank you both for not jumping on me and attacking after what I said in the first post I appreciate what you both had to say about my post i was just curious as to why I don’t see more topics of this nature in general design dicussion.
The Zune thread is the type of guilt I was talking about, Please excuse me for not clearly making my point.
I consider my self more of an entrepeneur envolved in design, than a true industrial designer. Lurking in the distance but playing close attention To design and its periperies.
I feel that designers as cultural authors, have reponsibilty as well as power so when I see an example such as ZUNE I am curious what it takes for those designers to blatently take an allready existing idea, the Ipod, and slightly change its look.
If you were a designer working for Microsoft and challenged with that project how would you handle it differently.
At what point do you think designers will be able make the calls unless there comes a point when they just say no.
I’ve read Mau, Mckoy, Nelson, Krippendorf, Koolhaas, I am educated.
I didn’t set out to Offend anyone, I appologize If i did, I am just curious from professionals in the field what it would take for them to make an executive decission. I am curious when designers in the field feel like they will have power.
Why the designers of ZUNE couldn’t have said, based on morals, ethics, honesty I cant do this as a designer.
But they did it! Should they feel Guilty?
I truly Appreciate both of your Comments and would like to try and continue this discussion in this forum.