The world is a smaller place these days. Perhaps not in distances but by how technological evolution has changed the very perception of people behind the very concept of ‘distances’.
Such a change in perception has also occurred between one generation of designers vs another. Today’s breed of designers (millennials) are more about keeping the thought process, workplaces and the designing phase simple. This is a far cry from what the preceding generation of designers (baby boomers) did in their heydays, with an everything-but-the kitchen-sink approach to design. Both have their unique bag of creativity individualism no doubt, albeit in totally divergent ways.
Both the generations are very much a product of their era in how design needs no rules or explanations. So let’s take a look at designers from each era, and how much their personal and professional preferences have changed in a generation. Some pretty interesting parallels can be found into how design is being approached. Be it their choice of attire, beverage, tools, computer of choice, and many other things, there’s a dichotomy between the two that needs to be seen to be appreciated.