Why bad design can actually be good

Read the full story in Fast Company.

When a design doesn’t work, it often draws more attention to itself than when it works perfectly. A wobbly shopping cart, a flimsy potato peeler, a puzzling highway sign: These are common nuisances. The stakes increase when “bad design” results in a confusing election ballot that disrupts the democratic process or when an ineffective design critically impacts lives in large segments of society.

But can “bad design” be a force for good design? Does it drive design professionals to push back against design ineptitude?

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