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Overall, I agree with your assessment and your sentiment as to where we’re going as the UX industry. I do have a few niggles with your points, however.
Standardization doesn’t have to be low quality. Standardization means we know what to look for and what to expect. Building codes, for example, incorporate safety…
I think Dave has a point here, and I think you may be missing it. It’s not the “pinwheel of dicks” that is the issue. It’s the swastika, and the loaded implications that come with it. Even in the clockwise form as seen here, it’s the sort of crypto-symbology that is indicative of the scary anti-Semitic darkness rising up. To point that out isn’t just…
You do realize your account will be found during discovery and all the info on it, including the admission the company served alcohol to underage workers, will be part of any legal case that comes out of this?
If you’re an exec, you better lawyer up.
I’ve had more than a few young designers complain about the disparate feedback they get on portfolios, and I always ask, “Are you telling a story, or are you just spitting out information?”
I do care about the research — if the research is germane to the story they tell. I also want to see the details, the little sketches…
I once got in an argument with a scrum master, one I respect greatly as a project manager, over using dev points to measure the size of stories while design didn’t get any measure.
He finally said, “Could a developer do the design work?”
Honestly, I have no patience for tone policing anymore. It distracts from the actual conversation far more than saying someone who admits he was drunk when he posted his ill-formed thoughts sounded like a jackass.
This is on you, Mr. Developer. This is about defining edge and corner cases for you and not for your users. It’s…
If you think this is about “solving ludicrously complex personal issues,” then you’re either too drunk or too unimaginative. This is actually a REALLY easy issue to solve:
But that’s part of the point. There’s little desire to rethink the experience and information architecture of enterprise software. Instead the emphasis leans on “making it pretty” because that’s not just what the business understands, it’s a “cheaper” experience to fix than fixing what’s often monolithic code.