[SPAM] Who does design engineering (Was: Thoughts on Alan Cooper's Keynote)

15 Feb 2008 - 4:31pm
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Zachary Sam Zaiss
2008

Thanks for your ideas. A lot the activities you recommend we've
already put in place (such as a clear statement of responsibilities),
but I'm pondering what else I can apply to smooth out our process a
little bit.

To be clear, I wasn't advocating moderate usability or suggesting
anyone else should... *especially* if you're rationale is one of the
ignoble reasons you listed. But in cases where an interaction designer
offers multiple usable designs, and the ideal choice requires more
development time than one that's less powerful (but still a viable,
usable choice), then I will take that tradeoff to save development
time. I think it's possible to advocate for the user model - and
succeed - while still treating these discussions as a compromise.

But ultimately, I think it comes down to what you said: Having a
clear understanding of how you resolve those conflicts saves a lot of
the tension around those discussions. After repeating the same
argument over a couple spec reviews, we put a clear policy in place
and haven't looked back since. :)

Cheers,
-Sam

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