Design is not art. While they share some similarities the two are not the same. Designers solve problems and artists express themselves. Yet art and design are often linked, especially when it comes to the aesthetic layer of design.
A few weeks ago I was reading the article Apple Turns Technology into Art by Ben Bajarin. For those of you not familiar with Ben, he’s an industry analyst who covers consumer products. The article talks about Apple’s products and how their visual appeal helps customer form an emotional connection with them.