So I have a new plan: to write something on this blog at least three times a week. I’ve read again and again that a better writer makes a better designer.
I would guess most designers end up running into the problem of not being able to adequately articulate their decisions early on in their career. I’m five and a half years into my career and I find myself struggling to explain my decisions to others.
Designers should be able to take and identify relevant feedback rather well. After reading this article by Ryan Singer (of 37 Signals), I’m determined to make myself a better designer by designing in the open. If design is broken down as a series of decisions rather than an arbitrary artistic exercise, then faster, smaller decisions lead to better, bigger ones. At least that’s my theory so far, so now it’s time to test it out.