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over 1 year ago from Jon Darke, Design Director at MyBuilder

  • barry saundersbarry saunders, over 1 year ago

    That's true, but at the same time, it'd be rare historically to think of a situation where you'd spend 5 years designing the same product. Even if you're working in the same problem space, you'd be working on different products or product lines - whether that's designing houses, software or hardware.

    Also, as a field I think design really benefits from having practitioners who work across multiple industries and problem spaces. A common issue I've seen arise in banking is the that you can get a lot of designers who've only ever designed banking products - they can end up with a very constrained approach. Similar for health and other enterprises.

    You can get the opposite issue with designers working in consumer areas - they don't necessarily get the experience of designing within heavy constraints.

    Of course, working only on short term projects isn't great either, you can end up without an understanding of the reality of shipping product.

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