Drum roll, please.
As promised, Mythbuster is back for more. Let’s continue where we left off, here are a further 5 content design myths that need busting wide open.
Drum roll, please.
Content design as a discipline in its own right is still a relatively new concept, so as a result there is still a lot of confusion and miscommunication out there about what content design actually is, believing everything from it being some kind of editing role, to marketing, to graphic design.
During my time working in this field I have heard many a myth be stated outrightly as fact and so decided it is time to try and bust a few myths open about what content design is, how it should be approached and where it should sit in the design process.
Here we go. Hold on tight, it may be a bumpy ride.
When talking to friends, customers and even my partner I am often asked the above question. Understandably with the range of roles I work in there is often confusion as to what kind of designer I actually am. And whilst it is partially true, I am still a graphic designer, over the last few years I have added other disciplines to my work and broadened my skills somewhat. Adding to the confusion is that the job titles ‘content designer’ and ‘instructional designer’ give little away as to the other areas I also now work in. As anyone in the design industry will know, job titles are a moveable feast anyway and sometimes people just make their own up - ‘Digital Overload’ or ‘Wizard of Light Bulb Moments’ anybody? So I thought I would clarify all the areas in which I work and what the titles actually mean, to me at least.
As we have gone headlong into the new year, I have seen everyone around me making resolutions, committing to dry January (crazy people) and generally making plans for a better version of themselves. I actually spent most of 2018 reflecting in this way and made some major changes in my life.
Unlikely Genius specialises in content, learning and graphic design.