I don't believe in "design by committee". Specifically
where the committee is made up of groups outside of design
(development, product mgt., etc.)
I'm not saying that I don't believe in collaboration. But I do
not want to be in situations where I have to "compete" for design
with non-designers. I cannot see how conceptual integrity can be
achieved this way.
And yet it seems that no matter where I go, no matter what level
I reach within a company, development (and other groups) want some
authority over interface design...
Does anyone have any successful experiences to share regarding
improving synergies between design/development? I would
ultimately like to see development focus on implementation
and feasibility and let design focus on design (desirability - for
those who have seen the diagram). And this is coming from someone
with a development background!
Russell Wilson | Director of Product Design
NetQoS, Inc. | 5001 Plaza on the Lake, Austin, TX 78746
512.334.3725 | russell.wilson at netqos.com