Why is it so easy to name the world’s greatest clothing designers, car designers, videogame designers, and industrial designers, but so hard to pinpoint the world’s greatest Web designers?
A simple answer would be that there are more Web designers than those of other types, but I find this kind of brute-force argument inelegant and unconvincing.
Perhaps it is harder to judge the quality of Web designs, largely because of the newness of the medium. Or perhaps the industry lacks the scaffolding that other older disciplines have–the annual awards and shows.
What do you think?