Interaction design part of the story (Do UX designers suffer from perfectionism?)
26 Jan 2006 - 5:05pm
10 years ago
> I am just wondering if any of you have ever been accused of suffering > from perfectionism when you're designing and working on projects. > Somebody just told me that many usability folks suffer from > perfectionism and it's their biggest downfall.
I bet that Somebody comes from the business side. Perhaps trickled via
techs but still originating in business. This is where I have heard it
from and here is why.
As an interaction designer you have to consider and reconcile vast
variety of inputs: sociology, behavior, cognition, linguistics,
technology, art - you cannot help but to make your decisions ponderous
simply because you happen to be aware of all these influences, which
is hardly an asset if you are an entrepreneur constantly fighting for
that perception footprint in the market, where often even below "good
enough" is perfect.
Of course this comment was especially relevant for yesterday's
technology market, not for rapidly expanding technology as commodity
reality. That's why today we have significant increase in demand for
Interaction Designers and even though there always will be some
tension between business and design (as well as technology) sides,
design begins to hold stronger suite in these negotiations.
PS In my experience usability means many different things in different
companies, from strictly specialized usability testing, to anything
user related including design and even some marketing.