Designers want to be taken seriously. Here's how we do it.(

almost 4 years ago from Andy Davies, Designer at MojoTech

  • Daniel FoscoDaniel Fosco, almost 4 years ago (edited almost 4 years ago )

    While I welcome the sentiment behind the post and the arguments are on point, the language used sounds condescending and out of touch with the current design conversation.

    I mean, think about it. If you're speaking to designers that face problems the hard way and strive to make life better for users, it sounds condescending: product designers (i.e. most of DN) already know all of this, no need to repeat it.

    If you're speaking to designers that “want to become Sagmeister”, it sounds really aggressive:

    If you want to have an impact, be that kind of designer. Work with companies doing that kind of work.

    And maybe then they’ll stop asking you to make PowerPoints.

    Seriously? Chill, dude.

    It's nice that you're writing about things your audience might not know about, but you really don't need to treat them like idiots for not knowing it before-hand.

    I'm trying to offer positive feedback and I believe there's nothing wrong with the content itself — I just find the overall tone of the article unnecessarily aggressive.


    9 points