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Quotes of the week

Posted Nov 1, 2012 18:49 UTC (Thu) by raven667 (subscriber, #5198)
In reply to: Quotes of the week by dlang
Parent article: Quotes of the week

And that's pretty much what Crystal Beasley's blog post says. The conflict is where a developer is taking the same attitude that you are ascribing to designers, namely that:

> I am an expert, you must listen to me, and you don't know enough to even question my direction

which doesn't work either.

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Posted Nov 2, 2012 6:24 UTC (Fri) by viro (subscriber, #7872) [Link]

The trouble is, I *can* explain the reasoning behind technical arguments. From the first principles, if needed. And I'm yet to meet an UI designer who would be willing to do the same. References to earlier work are fine - that's not a problem. As long as you are willing to reproduce the reasoning in those works *and* answer the questions without cyclical arguments. Failure to do so earns you the same respect I'd grant to Feng Shui crowd - sure, many of their suggestions are sane (and quite a few are plain common sense), but unless they can somehow demonstrate that qi exists, well...

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Posted Nov 5, 2012 12:15 UTC (Mon) by hummassa (subscriber, #307) [Link]

Good designers also can explain the reasoning behind design arguments. And design principles are not qi; they are usually backed up with science, user testing and painstakingly many statistical treatments. Many times design school is science-y then coding courses.

Designers and developers should learn as a principle to understand and respect each other. This includes both knowing when and how to explain each one's arguments and when to stop short of the "go learn to code" or "go learn to design" shoutmatch.

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Posted Nov 5, 2012 19:05 UTC (Mon) by dlang (subscriber, #313) [Link]

The problem is that there are very few good designers around :-)

to be fair, there are very few good programmers around as well, but the ones who aren't good tend to get weeded out rater quickly in successful opensource projects (and they stand out by comparison with the good ones)

There are so few designers who try to get involved in opensource projects that it's hard to make comparisons between them.

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