I’d say use of negative space is one of the biggest things that separates young designers from more experienced ones. Knowing how to use negative space in layouts is a key to mastery.
Yeah. Engineering is a bit ahead and has a few good examples of how to do this better. Architecture is another good example, where some partners are still doing the day to day design of major buildings.
I’m currently working on this problem for designers. I’m excited for where it ends up.
Love this. I’ve been waiting for a good review. My kids are young enough that we are ok without circle for another year or two…I hope. My question is how this works if you have kids that have a data plan on their phone. Seems like circle is for a sweet spot when they are old enough to have their own device and young enough to not have a data plan on said device. Would you agree?
Agreed. I wonder, though, if we are giving the PMs all the power by owning all of that in the process. They are (often) the ones that set roadmaps, define new products, etc. If we are more involved in the high level thinking, we won’t be relegated to execution.
Love Grove Labs by the way!
You are defining design as a primarily visual practice. If that’s the case, yes, start with visuals. However, I’m proposing that visuals are, in fact, not the most important part of design. What is happening is CEOs and VPs are making a majority of design decisions. They are acting as designers. Instead of joining them, we are trying to act as…
Patrick. I agree that code and craft are important. Maybe you’re getting caught up on the title. It’s definitely not as black and white at the title suggests. In your example though, I think you could pretty easily argue that early designers at Google were more technical because that is what the business needed at that time.
Getting as much information as possible is important. You don’t necessarily need to be the one gathering the information though. What you want to make sure to do is work with your PM to make sure you are getting the right information and that they aren’t making too many decisions from that information before it gets to you. A good PM will do a great…