buy-in, consensus,etc. (was RE: Powerpoint vs. "regular" slides)

27 Jan 2005 - 5:06pm
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Robert Reimann

Dave Heller wrote:

> "buy-in" is what I'm trying to achieve, not consensus

Excellent point. When I say "consensus", this is really what I mean.
I guess I'm accustomed to communicating with stakeholders, where
one facilitates buy-in by calling it "achieving consensus". :^)

I'm in no way in favor of design by committee, but am in favor of
bringing stakeholders into alignment with design decisions, via
whatever rhetorical means work best. Naturally, designers
must be willing to compromise when faced with immovable
constraints, but they also need to retain control of the design
process to ensure the best design outcome.


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