Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Good Design Good Writing the Same Rules?

Good Design Good Writing
Do they share rules?

Think about it

Here's some famous design guidelines or rules or principles

LESS EQUALS MORE

or minimalism is good

equivalent to the advice to AVOID EXCESS VERBIAGE?

The Three color rule = Avoid using too many adjectives and adverbs?

Include and Balance your WHITE SPACE

Know when to make a pause? When to end a section chapter or paragraph?

FORM FOLLOWS FUNCTION

Do lengthy essays begin in blog posts or journal articles?

Should you try to summarize an epic as one illustration ?

Is a giant milk crate pointless even if you claim its ironic pop art of a cultural item?

KNOW YOUR MATERIALS

Okay that one is kinda obvious?

How many design philosophies summarized as rules or principles have you come across that can be applied to multiple media visual social written etc?

Yes I'm being philosophical but its a cold wet afternoon in Sydney!