Graphic and Web Designers often believe and follow, that for our boxing gloves, every problem that comes across, is a punching bag. Most of us including me can?t help it. It is kind of in our nature to analyse everything that comes our way and of course deal with it our way, sometimes even if we don?t need to deal with it. We have our thinking patterns, and not everything falls in accordance to that. For example if a designer goes out to design a piece of furniture, say a chair, he will always question the environment. Lets say a graphic designer is given the job of doing the corporate identity of a client, he most of the times will criticize about the rest of the work and environment of the client and how it does not mingle with his designs. So he is actually relooking at the whole stream of changes to be brought about, from the look of the office to the corporate T-shirts.
My point is that shouldn?t we analyze what a situation already has in store and figure out a way to have a good impression of that on our minds, then we start with the creations. Well if your client is willing to change everything according to you, that would be great for you, but what if he?s not. Then should you lose interest or criticize to yourself, or should you develop harmony with the existing. After all, it may not be perfect to you, but it is some kind of form and working out a design around it is a challenge.
According to me, this should be design thinking.
(director ? Forte Design Solutions)