On (Design) Bullshit

August 2011
Creative Review;Aug2011, Vol. 31 Issue 8, p38
The article presents a reprint of the article "On (Design) Bulls##t," by Michael Bierut, which appeared on the website designobserver.com in May 2005. Bierut discusses the art of bulls##ting to justify design choices, based on the book "On Bulls##t," by philosophy professor Harry G. Frankfurt. The author explains the art as an intuitive and creative process that, added to the logical requirements of design, make up the design process.


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