Art is like 'jacking off', self indulgence.
Design is like s*x, it must serve its purpose of mutually benefiting both sides of the story- maker and consumer, appearance and functionality & etc.
One more thing to share, is my friend's 'vision' about the design industry, it goes something like:
When products are evaluated based highly on the product's design/outlook/appearance, while its function efficiency is seconded or may even be disregarded, that is when the civilization is in trouble.
What I love of this remark of hers is that it actually knocked senses into my brain; about people's perception on products are mostly (if not all) based on appearance. And as a person of business and ethics, I' wondered-is that 'trick' is a marketing strategy or a cheat- you create/design it attractively and that makes people forget importance of its functionality- so marketing or a lie (like our lives- lol)?