Critical thought over criticism

Opinion may be the greatest form of scientism practiced on our era (This is actually an opinion, oh no!) Social media has democratized and freed every form of speech and its approval is based on likes and shares, reach over knowledge, ignorance over critical thought; and when it comes to something visual as graphic design, is way easier to give an opinion under a name that doesn't even has to be yours.

No, I'm not standing in favor of censorship, but instead, I'm claiming to get back a critical notion of the things we see and analyze, instead falling into the common discourse the majority embraces.

Social media has democratized and freed every form of speech and its approval is based on likes and shares

To start, the key question that comes to my mind is: Do we judge our work the way we infer ours? and even more, Do we actually take time to form an opinion of our work?

As creatives, is way too easy to cast into the darkness of thinking your work is shit or feel ashamed for being proud of what you've done, but come on, let's leave that ridiculous artsy emotivism behind, design is about solving problems to sell stuff, find a different job if you want to change people's life (This is to the easily-offended) And so, forming an opinion of our work is crucial if we want to get better and find finer ways to connect the pieces, those things that in the future could make our projects more nitty-gritty.

The subjects we can consider when judging our work has not only to be centered around the final work, its function and aesthetics, but also, its process, how the work has moved with the team involved, the relationship with the client and many more.

Forming an opinion of our work is crucial if we want to get better and find finer ways to connect the pieces

Once you've get used to analyze your work, not only you could improve those things that didn't worked before, but also, you have a pattern on your mind founded on critical thinking that gives you the chance to look at others work in deeper and more rational manner.

So, when getting that tweet ready to say shit about somebody's logo, better think if on your work and how you analyze it afterwards. Face yourself in the mirror first. Question the majority. Don't shut up.

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