I’m just curious on what everyone’s thoughts are or what they’ve heard about west coast design and how it might differ from that of east coast or mid-west design. If anyone could give me any feedback, it’d be much appreciated.
I love how the first thing you see when you open the iPod box is: “Designed in California by Apple.”
It’s definitely an attitude.
what the media tries to make me think
west = more fun (aesthetics wise)
east = more technical
generalizations are rarely correct, but you asked what some ppl thought so my unbiased mind replied.
Switch: You bring up an interesting point, but a strange one. Microsoft, Apple, 3com…alot of computer/software makers are on the west coast. Those are certainly more technical professions. I can’t think of a really fun east coast firm…but I’m sure given some time I could think of one.
I’d say open the Apple IPod box and say “Japan”.
The colors on the iPod minis look very Asian 2 Me.
I think it’s about culture. East coast and West
coast have greater minority populations. Especially,
both coasts have larger gay communities. There is
a known connection to creativity and gay-ness. (Florida)
Where I live now is part of the Midwest/South bible belt.
Maybe there should be a cross inside every boxes of products I design?
ha ha, I like that one!!
Maybe I’ll start leaving a stalk of wheat in the box!
He’s referring, of course, to Richard Florida’s book “The Rise of the Creative Class”. http://www.creativeclass.org/