Are design articles ruining your product?

over 6 years ago from Jake Fleming, Lead Designer @ Labelbox

  • Richard BallermannRichard Ballermann, over 6 years ago

    I had the same urge to write something like this after reading the Invision blog the other day. I couldn't believe that the author (or someone proofreading) didn't recognize that the problem being described had nothing to do with personas but that those who created them openly admitted "we made them up". I'm all for opposing points of view but this was one of the more ignorant things I've ever read.

    I don't think we realize the gravity of the internet being used as a platform to spread our ideas far and wide. It can have some really powerful and not always positive consequences when opinions can be thrown out across the world in an instant.

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    • Jake FlemingJake Fleming, over 6 years ago

      Yep, totally. Like I said, I'm sure most people writing articles like this are trying to help people learn about these tools, but in certain instances they might also be leading people down the wrong path.

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