There’s something about computers that is perfectly suited for business people’s activities: the prominent keyboard for typing contracts and filling out forms, the way software like Excel for accountants and PowerPoint for sales people and managers presenting reports to executives are the most sold software packages are good examples. This comes as no surprise: from a quick look at the history of personal computers, it is evident that managers and business people weren't invested in financing early instances of software and hardware of the PC, because it appeared too scientific or to academic. It wasn't until they saw a way to keep doing what they were already doing (as opposed to new ways of working) that they got excited (see the rise of Apple and Microsoft).
Thirty years later, typing is even institutionalised in schools from 2nd on grade. In other words: "typing and making presentations is what computers are for". Different types of creators and thinkers, artists, kids, animators, filmmakers, musicians, scientists, mathematicians, are pretty much second class citizens that need to buy expensive hardware and software extensions to make computers suit their needs. Not that this second group doesn't have a stake in the personal computer, it's just that it's for business people first, and for "everyone else" later. Even the rise of smartphones and tablets still reflects this culture, where messages, calls, emails and even a stock app are more relevant than a calculator or a pencil (I.e. they're not included with the iPad). This is not necessarily a natural condition of the computer ("business tools being cheap, creative tools being expensive") it's mostly a historical accident.
With this idea in mind, I wanted to explore what a website builder interface for drawing-people first would look.
WHAT DOES a website builder for people that like drawing look like?
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