as guys keep asking "genius design", and seems some newbie designer
take it as the secret path to grand design success, which is not a
good thing from my understanding.
"Genius design is when the designer relies on his or her own
experience and skill to design, without any input from users. It's
done by designers who either don't have the resources or the
inclination or temperament to do research. Too often, it is practiced
by inexperienced designers with little skill, but it can and has been
used by many designers to create impressive things. Reportedly, the
iPod was made with no user research, for example.
there's many problems from this discription,
1. "Reportedly, the iPod was made with no user research, for example",
as we know iPod is not first portable musice player, with many
previous players, with bounch of user's feedback, so even by criitcle
design, he also get user's feedback indirectly(so he did get user's
input). Further, apple designer adjust the design generation by
generation, what's the driven force? user's feedback of cuz.(how can
one explain it in other way?)
2. "relies on his or her own experience and skills to design, without
any input from users". With doubtfull iPod case, it's solid to say
one cant can create a produce without user's feedback, with one
expecptioin, himself is the user ( so you hardly find he visit outter
3, with one expecptioin, himself is the user ( so you hardly find he
visit outter user), this is not because of genius but because he's the
Genius is died ( or never there), thy user is long life.
There's genius designer instead of genius design, who can
1. have good sense of good or bad design
2. come up with spark design solutions according to insight on user
3. empathy with user effectively.