Fwd: design by committee??

21 Jul 2006 - 11:56am
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Cindy Lu
2006

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Cindy Lu <cindylu01 at gmail.com>
Date: Jul 21, 2006 12:55 PM
Subject: Re: [IxDA Discuss] design by committee??
To: "Wilson, Russell" <Russell.Wilson at netqos.com>

The dialog between a designer and a developer/development team is much
easier when
1) you have established a trust between you and your developer
2) you have demonstrated your willingness to listening to people and
addressing their concerns
3) you have the credit of solving design problems

Ultimately, you are hired to do the job and you need to make the
design decisions.

I recently conducted a session in the Idea Market at 2006 UPA
Conference about peer reviews and how you can utilize the review
results to further your designs. Here are some points that I would
like to share:

- Finding what the real issue is and examing the assumptions first is
real important
-Most practitioners listen to team members/subject matter experts who
have the most domain knowledge.
- Authority plays an important part in the design decision making process.
*Some junior practitioners told me "If a senior designer says to make
the changes, I will do that."
*In some organizations, issues are resolved with supervisors involved
*One practitioner said "Do not bring your boss to the review meeting."

View the summary at UPA web site:
How do you utilize peer reviews to further your designs?
http://www.upassoc.org/usability_resources/conference/2006/im_lu.html

- Cindy

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