Discipline without interpretation is boring, but interpretation without discipline doesn’t stand up.
Trendiness is trash because next year, when it is over, it becomes trash right away.
Everything is the product of the mind. Everything that is ugly is the product of ugly minds. Beauty is a by-product of intellectual elegance
Theory is what generates a product. Criticism is what controls it. History is what gives you the possibility of evaluating your work.
For education in design, three things are important: history, theory and criticism.
Design, like music, works within a framework. Interpret established rules and solve the problem. It’s about how well you play the instrument