If we don’t question this kind of design homogenization, do we put ourselves at risk of perpetuating the same mistakes in the years to come? Or is it even a mistake to begin with?
Today, I’m going to look at four things that are likely causing this, and what you can do to break the mold.
We used to have a design school in every city in the world, each with its own design style or, at the very least, the encouragement of its designers to be creative and come up with something new.
These days, though, traditional design education isn’t as popular as it once was. According to Design Census 2019, only about a third of working designers have a formal education and degree:
The rest have been trained through a variety of means:
Online learning (17%)
Self taught (12%)
Certificate programs (4%)
Cost and convenience are definitely two factors...