Do we really need to use Vowels to call ourselves a Designer?

22 Jul 2010 - 11:03am
4 years ago
12 replies
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Jared M. Spool
2003

Or, put another way:

D w rlly nd t s vwls t cll rslves dsgnr?

After all, we've seen the successful removal of vowels from sites like Flickr (though it's true they just didn't want to pay the extra dollar for the 'e' -- the life of cost-cutting startups).

But, do I as a dsgnr have to really invest in understanding and using vowels on a regular basis? Is it really important for me to dsgn ntrctns?

I contend that vowels only get in the way of good ntrctn dsgn, so I'm thinking nt.

Jrd

Comments

22 Jul 2010 - 11:57am
Andrei Herasimchuk
2004

Well played, sir. Well played.

22 Jul 2010 - 12:46pm
cambeck
2010

Hmmmmm.

22 Jul 2010 - 1:34pm
Dave Malouf
2005

Jared, 

I love you, Man!

22 Jul 2010 - 2:05pm
Hugh Griffith
2007

Nw tht ws fckng fnny!

Hugh Griffith
User Interface Designer
www.interactionhero.com


On Thu, Jul 22, 2010 at 10:18 AM, Jared M. Spool <jspool@uie.com> wrote:

Or, put another way:

D w rlly nd t s vwls t cll rslves dsgnr?

After all, we've seen the successful removal of vowels from sites like Flickr (though it's true they just didn't want to pay the extra dollar for the 'e' -- the life of cost-cutting startups).

But, do I as a dsgnr have to really invest in understanding and using vowels on a regular basis? Is it really important for me to dsgn ntrctns?

I contend that vowels only get in the way of good ntrctn dsgn, so I'm thinking nt.

Jrd

23 Jul 2010 - 8:25am
jonkarpoff
2009

f y cn rd ths, y cn gt gd jb bng n ntrctn dsgnr.

22 Jul 2010 - 3:05pm
mcaskey
2008

ll!

On Jul 22, 2010, at 12:16 PM, Jared M. Spool wrote:

> Or, put another way: > > D w rlly nd t s vwls t cll rslves dsgnr? > > After all, we've seen the successful removal of vowels from sites like Flickr (though it's true they just didn't want to pay the extra dollar for the 'e' -- the life of cost-cutting startups). > > But, do I as a dsgnr have to really invest in understanding and using vowels on a regular basis? Is it really important for me to dsgn ntrctns? > > I contend that vowels only get in the way of good ntrctn dsgn, so I'm thinking nt. > > Jrd > >

22 Jul 2010 - 3:05pm
Wendy Fischer
2004

thnk w cn jst gt rd f vwls ll tgthr. Thr's mr spc thn.

Wndy, dsgnr

--- On Thu, 7/22/10, Jared M. Spool <jspool@uie.com> wrote:


From: Jared M. Spool <jspool@uie.com>
Subject: [IxDA] Do we really need to use Vowels to call ourselves a Designer?
To: erpdesigner@yahoo.com
Date: Thursday, July 22, 2010, 11:16 AM

Or, put another way:

D w rlly nd t s vwls t cll rslves dsgnr?

After all, we've seen the successful removal of vowels from sites like Flickr (though it's true they just didn't want to pay the extra dollar for the 'e' -- the life of cost-cutting startups).

But, do I as a dsgnr have to really invest in understanding and using vowels on a regular basis? Is it really important for me to dsgn ntrctns?

I contend that vowels only get in the way of good ntrctn dsgn, so I'm thinking nt.

Jrd

22 Jul 2010 - 5:05pm
Grady Kelly
2007

Wikipedia calls it "Disemvoweling" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disemvoweling

Jared, I smell a virtual seminar coming!  "Pros and Cons of Remote Disemvoweling"


Grady Kelly
grady@gradykelly.com
http://www.gradykelly.com


On Thu, Jul 22, 2010 at 3:04 PM, Wendy Fischer <erpdesigner@yahoo.com> wrote:

thnk w cn jst gt rd f vwls ll tgthr. Thr's mr spc thn.

Wndy, dsgnr

--- On *Thu, 7/22/10, Jared M. Spool /<jspool@uie.com>/* wrote:

From: Jared M. Spool <jspool@uie.com>
Subject: [IxDA] Do we really need to use Vowels to call ourselves a Designer?
To: erpdesigner@yahoo.com
Date: Thursday, July 22, 2010, 11:16 AM

Or, put another way:

D w rlly nd t s vwls t cll rslves dsgnr?

After all, we've seen the successful removal of vowels from sites like Flickr (though it's true they just didn't want to pay the extra dollar for the 'e' -- the life of cost-cutting startups).

But, do I as a dsgnr have to really invest in understanding and using vowels on a regular basis? Is it
really important for me to dsgn ntrctns?

I contend that vowels only get in the way of good ntrctn dsgn, so I'm thinking nt.

Jrd

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22 Jul 2010 - 5:09pm
Jack L. Moffett
2005

Oh no! We're encouraging Jared's behavior again. ;-)

30 Jul 2010 - 1:19pm
Anonymous

 

sgnfcnt cgntv ffort s ovrrtd

 

31 Jul 2010 - 4:05am
seifip
2009

ll


On Fri, Jul 30, 2010 at 9:25 PM, kwhaler <kwhaler@gmail.com> wrote:


 

sgnfcnt cgntv ffort [1] s ovrrtd

 

(((P
13 Aug 2010 - 12:30pm
Robert Gorell
2010

I was just gonna respond "y", but that's sometimes a vowel.

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