UI Breakfast Podcast. Episode 93: Copying vs Stealing with Ferdinand Vogler

Portrait of Ferdinand Vogler

Everything has been done before. But where is that fine line between getting inspiration, copying, and downright stealing? Our guest today is Ferdinand Vogler, a product designer who specializes in digital experiences. We discuss the ethical side of repurposing design ideas, how copying can help designers master their craft, and why you shouldn’t be afraid of repeating yourself in your own work.

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Show Notes

  • Allergolink — Ferdinand’s product
  • Your logo is copied — Ferdinand’s article on the topic
  • Logo Modernism — a book by Jens Müller and R. Roger Remington
  • Everything is a Remix — video series by Kirby Ferguson
  • Hunter S. Thompson Typed Out The Great Gatsby & A Farewell to Arms Word for Word: A Method for Learning How to Write Like the Masters
  • Dieter Rams: 10 Timeless Commandments for Good Design
  • Ferdinand’s website
  • Follow Ferdinand on Twitter: @ferdinandvogler

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