Designers vs. The Real World: Favorite color
30 August 2004
Designers like to get people to worship our superior aesthetic sensibilities; which is easy given the revolting taste in color, shape, font, layout and imagery that the average person possesses. However, there's never really been any quantifiable research done into this area that has allowed designers to scientifically prove their God-like abilities. Until now.
In the interests of popular science I would like to open the first (and possibly last) Designers vs. The Real World survey – a contest that pits Philippe Starck against John Smith in a test of aesthetic mettle. The objective? To see whether designers are really any different from man walking down a street. The prize? Indisputable bragging rights over whose eye really beholds the beauty.
This first survey uses your favorite color as a determinant. Undoubtedly, ill-informed individuals will like some putrid brown color, whereas real designers will go for a cool blue or pastel green. This survey also has the added benefit of answering a question I've pondered many a time – what's the best color in the world? (Blue of course, but I'm wondering whether everyone else knows that) So get voting, and to get a well balanced pool of sample data, let your design-impaired friends know – so they can pit their puny cones against the style elite.
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