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Developers Can't Design (2013)

Jen Myers
November 08, 2013

Developers Can't Design (2013)

And other completely untrue design myths. The most recent version of this talk.

Jen Myers

November 08, 2013

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  1. developers can’t design AND OTHER COMPLETELY UNTRUE DESIGN MYTHS *

  2. I’m a designer.* Hi, I’m Jen.

  3. You keep using that word. I do not think it

    means what you think it means. “ INIGO MONTOYA
  4. We have a communication problem.

  5. Don Draper is a bad role model.

  6. Don Draper is a bad role model. creative v

  7. We can communicate better.

  8. developers can design

  9. design is decoration DESIGN MYTH #1

  10. “ It’s not just what it looks like and feels

    like. Design is how it works. STEVE JOBS
  11. form function follows

  12. functionality

  13. wireframes ui patterns fonts words color theory

  14. None
  15. None
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  19. design is subjective DESIGN MYTH #2

  20. “ BOB BAXLEY Visual design is about problem solving, not

    about personal or unsupported opinion.
  21. repetition emphasis balance proximity ratios contrast

  22. negative space

  23. None
  24. None
  25. design is separate from development DESIGN MYTH #3

  26. “ TOM PETERS The dumbest mistake is viewing design as

    something you do at the end of the process to ‘tidy up’ the mess, as opposed to understanding it’s a ‘day one’ issue and part of everything.
  27. design development

  28. art science

  29. development design

  30. the digital native designer → a designer who understands how

    visual and interface design works in applications and how to implement it
  31. Jen Myers Dev Bootcamp jen@devbootcamp.com @antiheroine SLIDES: jenmyers.net/speaking RESOURCES: tinyurl.com/designfordevs