Do we get carried away by Superficial design? - critique on FITTLE, one of the Ixda Award Finalist.
27 Dec 2013 - 3:59pm
50 weeks ago
Hi IxDA Folks,
I came across this healthy critique ( https://medium.com/p/8701b40d979d ) about the project FITTLE which incidentally happens to be one of the finalists of this year's IxDA awards... Some of the issues are thought provoking..
How can you design based on touch and shape perception for blind, when visually impaired people cannot discern shapes in isolation? Such a flaw or misunderstanding would clearly surface even in the basic user testing... so how come it went unaddressed? And can we design based on superficial assumptions of a special condition or should we design for the real complex reality? And more than all, as Ella rightly pointed out, how much time & effort should designers invest in promoting a first level idea when compared to deepening the idea in the first place?
So do you believe that design needs to be deeper than the surface?