January 7th, 2011
Dribbble Vs AIGA

Very interesting article on the AIGA website.
AIGA is a professional association of graphic designers, they recently posted an article about community sites such as Dribble. The Dribble website is about sharing ‘shots’ of your work with other graphic designers for praise and criticism. It gives other graphic designers a chance to take a sneak peak at your work and allows you to monitor the feedback your graphic work is getting. Which seems like a good thing, especially for the freelance graphic designers out there, who may not have a partner to bounce ideas off. Sign up to Dribble is by invitation only.

AIGA raise some pretty good points – it says posting work in progress shows the client little respect. They asked how a client would feel if they heard their competition discussing work and designs yet to be realised. The prospect of ‘design by committee’ is also discussed — everybody has their own opinions and if the graphic designer listens and tries to incorporate all the comments, the design may end up looking very different to the original idea, and this is not always for the best.

This article has got a lot of reactions on the AIGA website. And many of the commentators raise  good points. Head over to the AIGA website to read more from the article and the reactions to it from the design community.

Check out the website here: http://www.aiga.org/

 

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