Aesthetic Realism: Are We Entering A New Era in Design?

From Plato to da Vinci, simplicity has long been viewed as the essence of beauty. The idea that less is more has spread deeply into contemporary design, with popular products and interfaces favoring clean, minimal designs with specific user end goals. But at his talk at FITC Toronto last week, designer Mark Rigley wondered if beauty has been lost in the process. Is it time to return to focusing on the beauty of the things we create? And how can beauty be used to enhance a user’s experience? Defining Aesthetic Realism Rigley’s talk was all about introducing the concept of (Read more...)