Hello, if you detest and hate off-topic questions from deep inside
your heart please ignore this post. I promise this will be the only
time I do this.
First of all I'd like to introduce myself as a new member of the list.
I'm Peter Marquardt, a german graphic-design student in his second
semester soon. Because the process of making an interface usable has
fascinated me ever since I learned about its difficulties and because
I want to benefit from the experience brought forward here in order to
broaden my view beyond pure graphic-design I joined this list and have
read quite a few websites about the topics related. My first two books
on usability which I picked by gut-feeling so far are on their way to
my mail box.
Now for my actual question. I apolozige if it isn't exactly on topic
but I realized just now, that quite a lot of you are designers or have
to deal with them on a regular basis. So you are the perfect crowd to
ask the question since I don't have any other contact to designers
Here is the question:
What image comes to your mind when you think of a typical designer,
preferrably in the graphic-design and screen-/web-design areas?
I want to know about the optical tell tale signs in your head that
would make a designer distinguishable from a crowd. I encourage you to
mention clichés and stereotypical images. What does he wear, what's
his hairstyle, how is he built and what accessories does he have?
To explain why I am asking this: Unrelated to my studies I am
researching how I can depict what designers and people having to do
with them would recognize as the appearance of a designer in as little
as two colors. This is a free-time project and I am doing it to learn
.... something :) It's mainly for fun and I will probably make a few
t-shirts with the finished pictograph.
I once again apologize for the off-topicness. I am lacking serious
input because of the lack of contact to people who have to deal with
designers or are designers themselves and thus probably have a
stereotypical image of a designer in their head. I really want to make
this little project happen.
Thanks in advance.