Moritz Wolpert etched brass analog synth faceplate
This season brings attention not just to ornaments, but to the whole idea of ornamentation and why we like it (or don’t). Here’s a question I’d love to get some opinions on. You can share in the discussion below, or if you want to contribute to opinion statistics, here is a SurveyMonkey poll. I’ll summarize and share the results.
For the purposes of this survey, ornamentation is defined as any non-functional elements in a design that are included purely for appearance.
Q: How much (1-10 scale) do you like ornamentation in the things that you…
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