FW: design by committee??

19 Jul 2006 - 1:48pm
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russwilson
2005

I think that data can be used successfully to backup functional design
decisions. You can test different interaction methods on users and
measure efficiency, effectiveness, etc.
(e.g. sequence of screens to support taskflow)

But it's more difficult to test whether or not "orange" is better than
"blue" (my made up example). This is the area that sparked my original
email because it's a little more subjective, and in my opinion should be
left up to the design team without requiring extensive justification and
committee approval.
(note that I say "extensive")

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Does anyone else feel that all this talk of data is a but problematic.

It kinds feel like the best designs are from passionste creativity more
than from data. Maybe this speaks to Chris' thread from last week.

Dave

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