Last weeks have been really frustrating. I had the chance to work with people that are new to the design working, thing that doesn’t bother me and is fine BUT I also met people that doesn’t have the damn clue to what design in groups means and pretend to teach others and gives commands. Like if you don’t know ho to to please shut up and get the chance to learn how to from people that know better.
It’s been an absolute mess and it also didn’t improve my experience but for two things that I’ve notice. The hardest part for everyone I’ve seen is to learn to work in groups, that is hard, complex, and if you are not inclined by nature you have to learn. I wasn’t inclined when I start and in 4 years at the university, working on design, I learned the basis.
Second one, but equally important is the you REALLY, without any “but” , you have to LISTEN, like there’s no chance to skip this part when you are doing a project for others. And when I say listen I mean the real meaning, shut up and listen the words including to not interrupt people and let them finish what are saying.
If you don’t wanna listen, you can choose others works, works where you can just express yourself like artist, mechanicals, magicians, people at the post office.There’s a plenty of chance to do for you but please, please don’t lose your time in works like ux-interaction design they are based on to listen and observe other people because you are not designing for you but for others! I know it sounds so basic but I’ve met too much people that totally ignore this rule.
I made this to remember, you can print it out too :)