Monday, January 10, 2005

Chess and Design

Awhile back, we took a look at Thinking Machine 4 - the chess program that shows its thinking on the board. Recently, the site was selected as a Yahoo! Daily Pick so it is showing up again all over the blogosphere. At Be A Design Group, Adrian uses it to launch a discussion on the similarities between chess and design:
I can’t help but think that the process of graphic design is similar to chess. The comparison won’t ring true for everyone, but any serious chess player will tell you that success in chess requires something very important to designers: creativity.
The chessboard as the artist's canvas.

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