SIGIA-L Mail Archives: Re: [Sigia-l] Computer scientists and engineers thinking about user acceptance and social adoption?
Re: [Sigia-l] Computer scientists and engineers thinking about user acceptance and social adoption?
On 7/18/07, Ziya Oz <listera_at_earthlink.net> wrote:
> Yes, but implicit in that is the fact that without having learned UCD101
> they would go off on their own and *create* products/services without the
> benefit of design. That may explain the current status quo but that's hardly
> ideal or worthy of advocacy: engineers, programmers, managers, etc should
> *never* design products on their own. UCD101 is only a band-aid. Let's try
> to cure the fundamental problem: giving Design a primary and strategic role
> which should reduce development to construction/implementation/production.
The UCD101 stuff is not about teaching them to be their own Designers
- it is about teaching them that they are not, in the same way that
you are not your own Doctor.
This is my cure for the fundamental problem. How do you convince them
that Design is strategic otherwise? By telling them that they are not
one of the cool kids without it? :)
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