Design is not creativity

A lot of developers blur the line between design and creativity. It’s common to hear a developer use “I’m not artistic” as an excuse for the poor design of their application.

But creativity and design are very different things, as this illustrates:

I wouldn’t expect your average developer to be able to answer all the questions posed by the test, but reading it should at least provide some insight into how even someone with no artistic talent whatsoever can still design an effective layout.


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