What can I design?
December 2, 2011 8:24 AM Subscribe
I enjoy design, but what different, disparate roles would give me the satisfaction of being a designer? That's 'design' in the most abstract sense - I'm looking for wide-ranging, wild ideas.
posted by Kirn to media & arts (11 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
My definition of 'design' might differ from yours, but I feel like designing things is what gives me the most pleasure, and I'm trying to find new areas that I could experiment with.
Some obvious fields of design: Product design. Graphic design. Web design, video game design, user experience design. Fashion design.
Less obvious: Plot twists in a story are 'designed' by the writer - they have to drive the story forward and make logical sense, but also make an impact on the viewer, to surprise them without annoying them, to impress with the elegance of their disguise. I would say that a plot twist has to be 'aesthetically pleasing' as well as functional, and this sounds like design to me.
But what else? Designing political strategies? Designing puzzles? Designing cakes?
Your wildest and wackiest suggestions warmly welcomed!