Switching apps/GUIs ( was RE: Adobe takes over Macromedia)
19 Apr 2005 - 6:27am
9 years ago
Switching is an interesting discussion.
The question I would ask anyone making a switch is, "did they always have
the choice of returning?"
I have "forced" my team to all use fireworks instead of photoshop for screen
GUI design (low leve/high fidelity). The reasons are many and not really
worth going into in this thread.
One of my designers was quite the photoshop person and initially had a hard
time w/ the switch, but b/c she had "no choice" she learned fireworks quite
How many of us have the opportunity to be "forced" into a switch w/o a
fallback? That is the big diff to me in behavior.
AND I totally agree with Jared that especially in these professional level
tools it is really hard to be a master of both. You will always have a
favorite if both (more than 1) are available and thus be better in it than
> -----Original Message----- > From: >discuss-interactiondesigners.com-bounces at lists.interactiondesi > gners.com > [mailto:discuss-interactiondesigners.com-bounces at lists.interac > tiondesigners.com] On Behalf Of Donna Fritzsche > Sent: Tuesday, April 19, 2005 5:49 AM > To: Jared M. Spool; andrei at designbyfire.com > Cc: IxDG Discussion > Subject: Re: [ID Discuss] Adobe takes over Macromedia > > [Please voluntarily trim replies to include only relevant > quoted material.] > > > > >Having studied how designers learn and use their tools (and how > >other folks, like programmers learn and use theirs), I can tell you > >that there is a huge loyalty to learning tools. A programmer > >investing in Emacs will find everything else to be much harder, not > >because it actually is harder, but because of the investment they've > >made and the mastery achieved. > > > > I think there is some truth to your statement (and I love emacs!), > but I learned Freehand after Illustrator. In this case, I think > there is some legitimate difference in mental models, approach, etc. > Which I think also explains why Todd didn' t take to it and I did > (for instance,) > > Donna > _______________________________________________ > Welcome to the Interaction Design Group! > To post to this list ....... discuss at ixdg.org > (Un)Subscription Options ... http://discuss.ixdg.org/ > Announcements List ......... http://subscribe-announce.ixdg.org/ > Questions .................. lists at ixdg.org > Home ....................... http://ixdg.org/ >