|Do you believe the newer generations are better at designing?
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Yes in certain ways, although from what I've read, a lot of them seem to be hampered by using the computer without going old school by picking up a pencil and paper first for conceptualization. But with the experimentation they put into it totally makes up for it.
yes. as long as we play with legos and photoshop more, we'll be better at designing
I believe the newer generations have better insight and experience with the world today regarding technology and innovation. The newer generations can familiarize with the people of this generation more than the older generations who are not accustomed to the advances of technology and innovation today.
not neccesarly true, it all depends in which desingers we are talking about but there is still comptetition
I do not believe the newer generations are better at designing I believe they have better access to the technology used to design and they are better at using that technology.
Not necessarily. They are probably more aware of what's "in" but this doesn't always make for good design decisions.
Each generation is quite different
It's an interesting question. It's all very relative to what one thinks is better design. However, I think that in our field of practice there is a re-surregence of craft and the idea of making something with your hands. This stepping back is refreshing and I think many young designers need to put down the mouse and re-vist the foundations of design.
I see a number of young upstart accessories companies in the US becoming self-sufficient, job creators. Making their goods with pride on US soil. These young busness owners are fueling their living expenses with their own two hands and that is what made America prosper as a nation. Mass-production is almost frowned upon in certain design circles. We want to see the imperfections, we want the story and the provenace to speak as loudly as the object. This pride many are starting to feel may just be the ticket we need to get out of this recession.
I am not sure how this translates to the graphic design and advertising arena but I have seen more and more artists picking up there pencils and pens and doing more hand-lettering for clients. Again, this stepping back remings us all of our past and that is something we all need to recognize.
Another concept this new generation of designers needs to be mindful of is just how watered down things have become and how many of us are not standing for it anymore. One only has to look at how digital and analog audio (CD's & cassette tapes) replaced records and how digital pixels replaced 35MM. These are prime examples of the faux world we have come to understand. Check out the documentary, “Up There” by Malcolm Murray and presented by Stella Artoise. It really captures what I am trying to purport.
We just did a Fashion Show in Boston, with graduates of the School of Fashion Design on Newbury Street, myself included. The collections strongly reflected the contemporary love of the 1980's. Since I went to design school in the 1980's, I know that that came out of the tendancy towards the 1930's and 40's, post-hippie, post disco era. So, do these new kids know their work came out of a tradition of harking back to other points of view? I don't know, but it's al very entertaining in a visual sense.
Every generation has its own take on things, so they create something that is of the time and can seem new. Most people mistake new for better. It takes a lot to be good. Good design is timeless.
I think they have a better chance to see what people around the world are doing
I'm not sure if "better at designing" is really a correct way to look at the abilities of the "newer generations". I think the younger designers today that are entering the industry have a very unique take on today's society as they have grown up with being bombarded with mass media and advertising everywhere they turn. They also grew up with the technology and software at their finger tips. I don't believe that either of these things makes someone better at designing, as you need to have an "eye" or a "feeling" for what is aesthetically correct or pleasing. Anyone can be technical, but not everyone has the ability to create something exciting from nothing.
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