Do most interaction designers also delivergraphicaldesign
12 May 2005 - 2:17pm
10 years ago
David wrote: (I missed the original, but here's how Billi Mandel quoted him)
> > My point here is that a single wholistic (hate the term > generalist) designer will > > probably be better about communicating their ideas with more detail.
Last month I wrote this about generalists and specialist:
"[...]At EzGov we are specialists, not generalists. Now, is this a problem?
The client may see this as a problem: If he hires 4 UX team members he needs
to first understand the specialisms and then decide what to ask from whom.
Also, with more specialists more handover activities are required,
introducing room for error and delays. Finally, instead of the exact 4
members for 6 months he might see 6, 7 or 8 people walk in and out of the
project, each requiring some degree of ramping up and assistance in e.g.
getting to know the people, getting access to project documents or even
getting access to the building.
Of course we will reply with the argument that the people will be there only
when they are needed improving their efficiency, and of course he is getting
trained specialists, drastically improving the quality of the work. Also,
since we are used to working together as a team, our handovers will be
If a single person needs to communicate a design done by several specialists
then yes, a generalist may be the one to choose for the presentation.
Otherwise, let I'd specialists present their own ideas.