Love it, Pablo!
I share your sentiments: if I were designing a chair as opposed to a web app, would I follow the same user-centered process?
As I’m sure you know, the digital design process takes a lot of cues from the design of physical objects. Books like “The Design of Everyday Things” are…
Fair point, Calvin Miguel, maybe I am “just an employee”. I hope that’s not how you view the people who work at your company. But I digress.
All I was trying to say was that, in my opinion, a good founder doesn’t ask people to work for free, hoping that somewhere down the line they might get paid or hired, if the company…
Thanks for sharing, Sahil Sahni.
I’m not a fan of copying other people’s design solutions, and even less when those solutions don’t solve your problems. But as you said, Apple seems to dictate the future of tech and design.
We need to break away from that and start thinking for ourselves.
I agree wholeheartedly, Tiffany W. Eaton. A UX designer should be evaluated based on their thinking and process, not just their portfolio. Unfortunately, a lot of times good candidates are ruled out based on their portfolios. They don’t get the chance to show who they are because they’re being judged by the pixels they pushed.
Wow, Jen.Elkow. For such a brief post, there’s a good bit here to digest. Simple solutions really only seem simple to execute, don’t they?
This is a testament to the importance of good documentation and transparency in design. Being open with our process helps people understand just how much thought and work goes into creating a simple solution.