The executive draws on a napkin a copy of the front page telemarketing list of a website she used to love; the developer stays up late to add a new feature he thinks is really cool; the product manager insists on the same design approach as the competition. If these episodes sound similar, you're no longer alone. Most designers receive this "help" at least occasionally. Your telemarketing list first reaction may be to reject it outright, but whether this UX suggestion comes telemarketing list from a key stakeholder or someone on the sidelines of the project, it should be dealt with carefully.
Before you respond, please consider the following steps: 1. Abandoning Ego The first step is to let go of your egos: you may have a telemarketing list lot of design experience, but telemarketing list you can't have a monopoly on all good ideas. Don't assume an idea is bad just because it's presented in PowerPoint instead of in Photoshop. Diversity of perspectives leads to more telemarketing list effective ideas: even if these advisers have no design knowledge, they may have different telemarketing list types of expertise or experience and bring valuable perspectives to the problem you are trying to solve. Pretending to be like a tsar stifles other people's creativity and ultimately leads to poor results.
2. Listen to them Ruthlessly killing ideas without thinking prevents people from contributing other valuable ideas in the future. Even if an idea is clearly wrong to you, keep in mind that this person also tries to make the design better, although he may have a different idea telemarketing list of what "better" means. Make sure to allow them: explain the idea explanatory reasoning Show sketches or examples 3. Separate Questions and Suggestions You may find that the telemarketing list proposed solution is not very suitable, but the problem it solves is important. Ask him what he telemarketing list wants to achieve with his design philosophy, is he thinking about a different user group or a business model? Keep asking "what?" and "why?" (or through a different method) until you understand the question.