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“Specialization can easily become a strait-jacket for designers, directing their mental processes towards a predefined goal. It is thus too easy for the architect to assume that the solution to a client’s problem is a new building. Often it is not!”
Bryan Lawson in How Designers Think

posted by ted on Thursday, May 29, 2008

“Design begins with assumptions about users and their work. These assumptions are either explicit or implicit; they are either well-founded or not well-founded. But they always exist, and they always guide development. Regardless of the type of assumption, they all share one characteristic: They can be wrong.
Ramey & Wixon, Field Methods Casebook for Software Design

posted by ted on Monday, Sep 25, 2006