Designing in Shifting Sands

We feel we are capable of creating perfect things. Many of us chase this idea our entire lives. Chasing this gives us a sense of satisfaction and lets us create long term goals for ourselves. Gauging ourself against the goal of creating the “perfect thing” shapes who we are.

Despite being the pursuit of perfection, we’ll never be able to meet this goal. None of us will ever be able to identify all imperfections.

As we design, we take into account evolving ideas and theories. We take into account shifting time and shifting spaces. We’re never able to truly identify what perfection is, but we come close. In digital spaces, I find this especially clear.

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