Form and function aren’t separate items. Beauty is more than decoration.

“Form and function aren’t separate items. If we believe that style somehow exists independent of functionality, that we can treat aesthetics and function as two separate pieces, then we ignore the evidence that beauty is much more than decoration.” - Stephen P. Anderson

“Form and function aren’t separate items. If we believe that style somehow exists independent of functionality, that we can treat aesthetics and function as two separate pieces, then we ignore the evidence that beauty is much more than decoration.” – Stephen P. Anderson

Read more from Stephen in his article “In Defense of Eye Candy.”

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  • Paul Chippendale

    This might be true, however, when programming it makes the code so much easier to maintain when form (structure) & function (process) are separated. The process is typically looked after by programmers and the structure left to creative artists/graphic designers.