Looking Beyond User-Centered Design ∙ An A List Apart Column.
Interesting and measured take on this. It is my opinion that each design project will always have it’s own unique solution.. comprised of various processes and smaller solutions. It’s good to have best practices, but we can’t lose site of what we bring as front-end designers. In other words, we shouldn’t be automatons, churning out generic, indistinguishable work.
“User-centered design has served the digital community well. So well, in fact, that I’m worried its dominance may actually be limiting our field.”
Money quote: “I don’t expect UCD’s pre-eminence to change. Nor do I think it necessarily should. But a design community is most healthy when it shares a respectful variety of opinions.”