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What is Slow Design?

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Slow design is the principle that designers take their time to produce works of significant value. This is the opposite of the predominant industrial practices such as time to market, minimum viable product and maximization of gross margins.

Slow is Just Slow

It is common to ascribe a variety of philosophies to slow design such as the suggestion that it's holistic or democratic. None of this is necessarily true. The main push behind slow design is that a designer not feel rushed and take time to produce a design that feels right. It's not necessarily aligned with a design philosophy such as sustainable design.
Overview: Slow Design
Type
Definition
The practice of taking time with a design and not releasing it until it feels right.
Value
May represent a competitive advantage in a world where most designed is rushed.
Notes
Tends to work best when a designer has reached a high level of mastery and decides they're no longer going to rush. Fast work may benefit junior designers who still haven't made their mistakes.
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