The below message is not acceptable for this list. I put up with a lot, but
demonizing design or designers in this way is not accessible. As owner and
administrator of the list and steering committee member and founder of the
group I have to say quite forcefully that whether we call ourselves
Interaction Architect or Interaction Designer, design and designing is a
legacy that this group advocates for and advances and any demonizing of it
is in contradiction to the purposes and goals of the list and the
organization supporting this list.
I'm totally open to discussions where Usability Professionals and other
people from disciplines not grounded in traditional design have a lot to
teach us designers, as much as we have to teach them, I would say. But this
needs to always be done in terms of visiting designers in a friendly manner,
and not one of biting flaming, judgement or patronizing.
If anyone in the future posts to the list with such flaming of design as a
discipline and of a generalization of the members of this list, I will first
place their subscription under moderation, and then if they proceed to
attempt to post in such a manner I will unsubscribe them and blacklist them
from being able to subscribe again.
I'm sorry to waste everyone's space here, but this list and community is
going so well (I get complimented often off list) and I will protect the
quality of the list as best I can.
> -----Original Message----- > From: >discuss-interactiondesigners.com-bounces at lists.interactiondesi gners.com [mailto:discuss-interactiondesigners.com-> bounces at lists.interactiondesigners.com] On Behalf Of Steven Streight
> Sent: Thursday, January 06, 2005 1:29 PM > To: discuss-interactiondesigners.com at lists.interactiondesigners.com > Subject: [ID Discuss] RE: You decide > > [Please voluntarily trim replies to include only relevant > quoted material.] > > Oh no. The one word that is even more imposing than > "usability"--the dreaded designer nemesis, "accessibility"! > > How dogmatic and inflexible are those Accessibility Rules. > How they thunder from Mount Sinai with terrifying flashes of > code lightning. > > Now, all we have to do, I suppose, is find a straw man, some > Accessibility Guru to despise and find fault with, then we > can go back to Design As Usual. > > Or, we could act like we voluntarily see the wisdom in and > embrace Accessibility Mandates, since we legally are bound to > do so, but rail against Usability Suggestions until we are > legally or professionally bound to embrace them. > > RSS feeders are freeing users from two major problems: > > > 1. bad web site design that slows and complicates information foraging > > 2. time consumed going to each individual site to obtain information > > And yes, RSS feeders are definitely an example of explicit > structural commands on a browser, whilst not being exactly > what that "usability pundit/genius" was describing, it's in > the same general field of web usage expediting. > > ===== > Steven Streight > Web Usability Analyst/Content Writer > >http://www.vaspersthegrate.blogspot.com >http://www.streightsite.blogspot.com >http://www.arttestexplosion.blogspot.com > EMAIL: vaspersthegrate at yahoo.com > > > > __________________________________ > Do you Yahoo!? > Yahoo! Mail - Helps protect you from nasty viruses. >http://promotions.yahoo.com/new_mail > _______________________________________________ > Interaction Design Discussion List >discuss at ixdg.org > -- > to change your options (unsubscribe or set digest): >http://discuss.ixdg.org/ > -- > Questions: lists at ixdg.org > -- > Announcement Online List (discussion list members get > announcements already) http://subscribe-announce.ixdg.org/ > -- >http://ixdg.org/ >