…as tools are only as effective as the designers in charge

Jonathan Ive’s ideas about rapid prototyping and ‘lousy design’ (Voxpop, DW 30 April) prompt the inescapable conclusion that the new digital tools inevitably influence the way we work.

Look at the way Adobe’s Photoshop has influenced photography and graphic design. Such tools make it equally easy to do good or bad work. It all comes down to the integrity of the designer and how much they care.

Most of us care a great deal, worrying about every detail. I know Ive does.

Terence Woodgate, Furniture designer, by e-mail

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