Lesson 3: Scale
Oh how ironic, yet so fitting. To begin this one, I wanna preface the post by saying that words and their meanings can have so much impact on the things we say, regardless of whether we intend them to or not. So scale can mean something we weigh ourselves on for to yeah…that stuff, tracking weight and such. Go insanity! Scale, like on a fish, can be a nuisance if you happen to find it in a meal (*sidenote: camping this weekend=fish…yum).
But on to what this is really about, scale in design. What I learned today:
- scale: it is relative, something bigger means something smaller, it’s all relative
Sounds pretty general right? Yeah I find that interesting for myself, because relativity is something I’ve been told to stray away from when looking at self, to stop comparing myself with others, to stop comparing what I have and what I don’t have. But maybe it’s not such a bad thing to do so, maybe it just comes naturally as a designer? Maybe? I like to be pessimistic. So when I say I feel fat, it’s because relative to slimmer people, I’m fat. But if I look at my body weight relative to bigger people, I am actually pretty skinny.
During my second year of college, I found that community was a running trend among many groups of individuals. When I think about it, a design is like a community, where each element is part of the whole each relative to each and every other. So what’s wrong with comparing yourself to someone else? Just saying. That wasn’t well developed compared to what I had in mind.
When I apply this lesson to the first diagram I did on day 1, I can see that the scale of design as a circle and then of design as a dot is all a matter of relativity. The circle is scaled larger compared to the dot, and the dot is scaled smaller than the circle.
So go ahead, jump on that scale!
“Healthy narcissism is the key to weight loss.”
Well said, …?
Until next time.