Not all design opinions are created equal

People have opinions about everything. You’d think that after almost 30 years in design, I would get used to that fact. But sometimes it’s hard. Many people either forget or don’t realize that design is a legitimate field of study. There are things you can learn and understand about design that others don’t, just like […]

Design review means asking questions

As design leaders/managers, our tendency during design reviews is to express our opinion of the work. This seems logical enough, as our opinion of the work can be—and for experienced design leaders, often is—relevant, depending on the context and the reviewer’s experience. Even so, it can be helpful to be mindful of this tendency, and […]

Use workflow experimentation to challenge design choices

or How Copying and Pasting Made Me Question My Use of Complex Blog Software. I use WordPress for this website. But not for long. A few days ago, I published the first blog post I’ve written in two years. But that’s not the only writing I’ve done the past two years. Most of my writing has been notes. I […]