“The best art makes your head spin with question. Perhaps this is the fundamental distinction between pure art and pure design. While great art makes you wonder, great design makes things clear.”
I believe the path to the appreciation of Art and the path to the appreciation of Design is very simple.
Art’s path is Physical -> Logical -> Contextual -> Conceptual
Design’s (Good Design’s) path is Conceptual -> Contextual -> Logical -> Physical
I believe that communication is a continual cycle ascending and descending these complimentary paths between people.