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Usability is More Important than Design

Or is it the other way around?

Which is more important?

It’s a tough question for some–design or usability–but it is a question that you need to know the answer to.

We got into a bit of a discussion about it on Wednesday, with 11 Must-Have Web Design Tools, and I wanted to open up the conversation a little more. Design and/vs. usability can be a controversial topic, especially among designers. Some say usability is everything and others think design and aesthetic appeal are the only things that matter.

Art vs. Design: The Great Debate

How much of design is layout (organizing elements on the page) versus creating artwork? Some designers are very skilled at creating illustrations, others can composite the most beautiful and detailed images.

But as designers, do we need to be able to create all those wonderful illustrations and artistic styles?

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