Let me ask you, how appropriate is that? How proper is it that Creatives (that’s referring to people in the Arts & Design fraternity) be judged and evaluated by engineers? Don’t get me wrong I don’t have anything personal against my fellow engineers; lots of good have come to us from their ability to construct the things around us. But to inculcate creativity there needs to be freedom of expression, not cynical judgments.
To be able to do that one needs to have understanding of what Creatives are like, their way of thinking and the motivational factor which drives them. It’s not enough to leave them alone to their own devices. Only by understanding them will there be a reason to rally behind them. Why is this important? The reason is simple: Engineers and Creatives need to co-exist. That’s the only way to move towards an industrialized nation WITH culture. Proof of this need is already evident in the first world countries which have achieved industrialized status. There they are aware of the importance of Arts and Design as not simply a visual metaphor but more as a higher culture of refinement critical to the betterment of mankind. Sounds grand? Indeed it is. And it is as real as you reading the words in this blog.
Designers need to be free to dictate design without being judged by non-creatives. Only by doing so can we move from good to great. Only so can we set trends instead of following all the time.
Designers/stylists do not tell engineers what to do. Therefore there should be prefessional conduct for engineers (at whatever level) not to tell designers what they should or should not do. Nuff said.