There are times when I know I’m an idealist. Well actually almost everyday in project meetings and planning sessions I know I’m an idealist. I get frustrated with the “process”. I get frustrated with doing things the same day in and day out and development teams wanting to go faster. Constantly I think about the saying that doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result is the definition of insanity. How does no one else see this?!
Doesn’t anyone else out there care about the quality of the user experience? I know to some who read this I may sound silly, but doesn’t anyone else take pride in whether or not people enjoy and can use the by-product of their hardwork??? On days like these I know that I was meant to be in this industry. I’ll admit that as a developer I didn’t always think through the interface, but now that I’ve been exposed to that line of thinking I’m never going back. They can’t make me!
[techtags: USER EXPERIENCE, EXPERIENCE DESIGN]
Lis, unless you go to work for a startup, it is largely the same everyhwere else. Don’t start with any grass is greener fantasies over this. We are idealists forged in the fires of pragmatism. It is a balance. Make victories happen where you can. That is where our worth lives.
Lis, 90% of everything is crap. So if you care about your work, and have talent, you’ll always be on top, but you’re stuck wondering why everything else sucks. 🙂