Ask DN: What makes a Designer become jaded?
7 years ago from Jonathan Shariat, Designer @ Google | Author @ O'Reilly | Podcaster @ DesignReview
Hello from the Design Review Podcast!
We were chatting last night for our upcoming episode and its been a really interesting topic. We would love to hear what you all think and what your experiences have been.
What makes a Designer loose their edge?
For some designers its becoming apathetic. For others they become defensive and argumentative. While others become aggressive to the other designers around them.
I don't think it is always the designers fault, sometimes its being in the wrong environment for so long it wears you down slowly.
Some signs we recognized: Getting defensive during critiques:
Sloppy work that leaves out details
Citing experience/seniority/job titles instead of giving logical reasons
Argumentative/lack of compromise
Loud sighing/eye rolling/quiet laughter
Dishonesty/lack of communication
Going behind the team’s back with “secret projects”
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