The Value of Unoriginality

This is an interesting debate. Personally, I think it depends on the scenario. For example, when I was reading this article I starting thinking about the music industry. Musicians always pull their inspiration from other music they like, and a lot of music “sounds like so and so”. Is there something wrong with that? Can we not be inspired and also use elements of that inspiration in our own work?

When it comes to design and the web, being “unoriginal” may not be so bad if it resonates with the user in a familiar way. If it a’int broke don’t fix it …


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