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

  • Taylor Van OrdenTaylor Van Orden, over 4 years ago

    Because external forces are relentlessly degrading the original design in order to fulfill the individual stakeholders' individual vision.

    Whether that's another article telling me to use or not to use X pattern, another client telling me he wants X item bigger or bolder, a specific users' use of the design in an unexpected way, or the designers external obsession with the font proxima nova, it all comes down to competing forces breaking down an original design into pieces that no longer can collectively be referred to as "good design".

    There was an excellent article about this about some design decisions Facebook made. I believe it was written by a designer at Facebook but cannot find it right now. I also believe it may have been related to LGBT/identity.

    Also, the oatmeal says it blunter: http://theoatmeal.com/comics/design_hell

    1 point