Why do designers become jaded? (Episode 34 of the Design Review)(designreviewpodcast.com)

over 4 years ago from Jonathan Shariat, Designer @ Google | Author @ O'Reilly | Podcaster @ DesignReview

  • Duke CavinskiDuke Cavinski, over 4 years ago

    maybe it's waking up every morning and reading articles called:

    design is not a. it's b. designers should c. designers should not d. designers should study e. designers should use f, not g. hi i'm a designer and i work at unicorn and we did h, you should do h too. why your job title is not x, and it's actually y. go to this z conference to learn more. wait, nevermind, i fixed my design flow with a moleskine and this one weird trick.

    18 points
    • Jonathan ShariatJonathan Shariat, over 4 years ago (edited over 4 years ago )

      Thats an excellent point.

      Every day we're told by other designers were doing something wrong. That we aren't a real designer unless we do X. Etc.

      It leaves designers feeling confused or constantly stressed wondering if they are behind/out of style so to speak.

      Great point!

      4 points
    • Terry OTerry O, over 4 years ago

      I think this shit is absolutely critical, we get way too caught up worrying about the latest ideas, technologies, blog posts, newsletters etc., when we should we pouring the majority of our energy and attention into doing the work.

      If I can crowbar a metaphor in here; done is better than perfect. Sod all the noise, just turn up and make things.

      5 points
    • Dean HaydenDean Hayden, over 4 years ago

      If I actually took all of these articles as gospel I would actually never get anything done; I'd be too busy researching, going to talks / meetups, doing side projects, doing courses, testing out new services, trying the latest plugins, contributing to projects on GitHub, listening to podcasts, doing bug reports for my favourite UI app, putting stuff up on Behance, writing posts on Medium and being constantly available on multiple Slack Channels.

      1 point