The Dilemma of Form Follows Function

A very interesting article by Tobias van Schneider of Stefan Sagmeisters Idea that the concept form following function is one of the biggest fail developments of modern time.

http://www.vanschneider.com/beauty-vs-function/

Especially the case study of the connection between happiness (measured in the sentiment of tweets by an algorithm) and the beauty of the environment (on the example of two very different train stations in Manhatten) is stunning.

To me it is just a nice thought to think that something that is designed only for the purpose of beauty, something that is created just to be beautiful has an impact on our subconsciousness, making us feel better without actually realizing.

Resch.

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