Why graphic design matters

This blog post is basically a re-direct to Ben Terrett’s first blog post The Design Disease. Can’t believe I didn’t think to point to this sooner. Read it and you’ll see why – I’d hazard a guess designers will agree with him and everyone else will be a bit closer to appreciating designers’ OCD*.

*Some colleagues have recently got back from the Online News Association conference in Washington where they particularly enjoyed a talk that focused on the fruitful collaboration to be had between different disciplines: in this case it was a designer and developer who advocated that the secret to success is appreciating the other discipline’s OCDs. What a brilliant concept! Just think of all the misunderstanding and aggro that would be avoided.