- Katie Treggiden
- London Uk
- United Kingdom
Is social media democratising design, or just making it easier to steal ideas?
Is social media good for design? Has it improved the dissemination of information and democratised critical design discourse? Does it help up and coming designers reach a wider audience and launch their careers without selling out to big retailers? It is an endless source of inspiration and thus the breeding ground for more and more creativity?
Or is social media’s contribution to design limited to “mundane observations and superficial drivel” (Gillian Russel LDG 2010) serving only to provide big brands easy access to original ideas from independent designers for them to rip off?
I'm interested in people's views with regard to whether social media has been a good thing, or a bad thing, for design. (3d design, architecture, craft, interior design, etc) Particularly keen to hear from anyone who has used social media to launch a design career and / or anyone who has had their fingers burnt re social media enabling someone to copy their work and pass it off as their own. All other thoughts and opinions also welcome.