Yes, me again. After all the questions, research, and topics, I’m still in a tough spot, and can’t decide if ID is a college major and / or career I’d like to pursue. For the sake of the topic, please try to ignore past questions I have asked.
Some reasons I am considering ID:
I’ve always loved to build things (namely with Legos) and have always been curious as to how they work. I would consider engineering, but it seems too boring, and I’m not that great at math.
When using products, I see flaws in them and think about how I’d make them better.
I like to draw, and although I haven’t really spent much time on it / don’t have training, I seem to be decent at it. Meaning, I probably could be a great artist with time, practice, and the proper training.
Some reasons I am hesitant:
I don’t really like the whole “design world”. Hard to explain what I mean… but from reading various magazines, web sites, tv shows, and a bunch of other items… I just don’t really fit into that mold. The magazine Azure for example. I’ve read it a few times, and just didn’t really seem interested in it.
I’m not sure how to properly explain what I don’t like…it’s too… hipster? liberal? artsy?
None of those words really describe what I mean, but I can’t put into words what I don’t like about it. I don’t really have anything against it, it’s just not my personality. How would you describe the design “scene” or “world”?
I was in New York City recently, and went to the Museum of Modern Art. There was a design-oriented exhibit there, which had furniture, housewares, some personal electronics, and a few other things. To be honest, pretty much none of it interested me, aside from a neat-looking cell phone.
The majority of modern art doesn’t interest me, largely because it’s abstract, which I don’t like because I feel it’s insulting to people who actually have art skills. Not sure how that really applies to ID, but there seems to be an art-focus in this industry, which I’m not too interested in. Function over form, I guess.
Any and all thoughts / suggestions / etc. would be much appreciated. Can you recommend any particular books, magazines, tests, whatever that could give me a better answer if this is a match for me?