In your opinion, Is the process more important than the outcome?
It depends. As a designer I let the process be the guiding force of my decisions, trying to get to unexpected results that fit the project I’m working on. This means accepting to get lost along the way, and using intuition and experimentation as design tools.
At the same time, in a professional practice, what matters is the result. This is why in the design process I usually try to alternate moments of play and intuition, to moments of analytical, systematic and rational decision-making. This way of working allows me to balance heart an mind, so to speak, leading to results the are both emotionally and intellectually engaging.
In the best scenario the process is visible within the outcome, making the design transparent and adding a layer of meaning. In a more experimental and/or educational context, if a specific process is well designed and executed, then it could become an outcome itself. I feel this is really important, because it makes design an open and critical discipline, capable of redefining itself and its purpose.