Week 2 – Thoughts/Ideas – Vignelli

I have to say I found this an incredibly boring read. I am not saying the publication does not have its merits, someone who is writing a book or professionally online may find this very useful. I have no plans of ever doing either. I knew I was in trouble when two out of the three design words he referenced early on I did not know the definition of: Syntactic and Pragmatic.  To help anyone else who may not use these words on a daily basis –

Syntactic: of or according to syntax (syntax is the set of rules, principles, and processes that govern the structure of sentences in a given language).

Pragmatic: dealing with things sensibly and realistically in a way that is based on practical rather than theoretical considerations.

I am familiar with syntax but syntactic was a word I had never heard/read before. I’m not sure what else to say in Vignelli’s work, it is well written and many will find it helpful. At the very least I learned the definition of the words noted above…