Good UX designers must be fighters

We have a name for it in design circles, it’s affectionately called design by committee, and it is our kryptonite. Take a similarly feared phrase in engineering circles, Tech debt, and multiply it by infinity, take it to the depths of forever, and you barely have a glimpse of how feared design by committee is for designers.

Andrew Doherty explains a culture I'm all to familiar with. There is a difference between collaboration and design by committee. 

You should really listen to Sarah Richards talk about running a content design crit where she describes creating a safe environment to talk about the thing, not the people making the thing. Keeping the focus on making the product better is more productive and if you find any stakeholders disrupting the flow of the project, revert to the Job Story you're trying to fulfil.


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