I just came across Jens Meiert‘s article about »principles of art, design, and decoration«. And, hum, as I dwell upon communication design (beside coffee and stuff) while pretty often being confronted with websites to be dolled up for barbie contest, I’d love to refer to Meiert’s statement
Art hides. [..]
Design reveals. [..]
Anything else that doesn’t have meaning is just decoration, at most.
Thank you for reducing to the max, Jens. According to your thoughts it’s been a while since I dropped this one:
Design is not the website’s flowery wallpaper but the character of its content.
From now on, I’ll go for the »design reveals« thing.