I’ve been working on trying to develop a personal definition of effective design (not graphic design specifically, just design) and this is where I’m at right now:
Effective design solves problems and creates new possibilities through the successful confluence of mission, intention, and values.
I don’t know that it’s done, but I think it works. What do you think? How do you define good or effective design?
Scott McClellan is the Editor of Echo Hub and the Director of Echo Conference. You can follow him on Twitter: @scottmcclellan.