You can find redemption most of the time. And everything in this built-environment affects lives, for better or worse. However, he warns about designers who have a lot of revisionist work on their portfolio as the most dangerous red flag. A good designer takes every decision apart to see if they can put it back together better. We want to hear it again. Feb 05, Cam Hoff rated it liked it.
All design is political, because all politics are designed. The world is a mess because a certain set of people designed it to be a mess. Now we need a different set of people to design our way out of it. Fascism is knocking on our front door. This is how we knock back.
We want to change the world, yet the world is rarely changed by people who claim to want that. We want to disrupt, yet we end up disrupting the lives of those who can least afford it. We need to do better.
Except where in the world are we going to find a thousand designers? TL;DR Monteiro suggests that a portfolio full of personal projects can signal one of a few things. Firstly, it could signal that the designer is a newbie, inexperienced.
So we have to practice as best we can. Check out Designers for Learning for one source of real-world projects. However, Monteiro also talks about some of the other things that this can signal.
For example, a lot of personal work may signal lack of confidence; the designer may feel that the work they do for themselves is stronger than the work they do for clients. A lack of confidence is a red flag for Monteiro as he insists that designers should be confident in their work, having done all of the work necessary, made the arguments, and communicated effectively enough so that they can be proud of their work.
As I said, this is a tough one for all us newbs.
However, Monteiro also offers this important tip: student work and side projects, I suppose should be replaced as quickly as possible with professional work. Several of the guests on Dear Instructional Designer have talked about gaining the skills to push back.
However, he warns about designers who have a lot of revisionist work on their portfolio as the most dangerous red flag. It's the best podcast app and works on Android, iPhone, and the web. Signup to sync subscriptions across devices.
Whether you're a designer or not, you make design decisions every day. Successful design projects require equal participation from both the. Successful design projects require equal participation from both the client and the design team. In his follow-up to Design Is a Job, Mike Monteiro demystifies the design process and helps you prepare for your role. This item:You’re My Favorite Client by Mike Monteiro Paperback.
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