Why Designers Don’t Want to Think When They Read
“ It’s clear that the currency of design discourse is really concerned with the “how” of design, not the “why” of it. As Teixeira and Braga write:
“ While designers tend to be skeptical of magic...

Why Designers Don’t Want to Think When They Read

It’s clear that the currency of design discourse is really concerned with the “how” of design, not the “why” of it. As Teixeira and Braga write:

While designers tend to be skeptical of magic formulas—we’re decidedly suspicious of self-help gurus, magic diets, or miraculous career advice—we have a surprisingly high tolerance for formulaic solutions when it comes to design.

Designers Are Defining Usability Too Narrowly

The Problem with Patterns

Designing user research

I wrote this blog post with Jess from People For Research, about how to design the best research experience:

There’s no one perfect way to do user research. Every method has its pros and cons. The key is to design the research process. Just like anything else you might design (a website, a gadget, or a garden) it’s about:

What
Defining the problem(s) you want to solve

How
Coming up with a solution that works within the constraints of time and budget

Read the rest at People For Research.