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September 16, 2010

How to Communicate Needs & Expectations to Web Designers

Filed under: Design — admin @ 10:51 am

This is a good read: How to Communicate Needs & Expectations to Web Designers:

One of the hardest things for a client to do, but one of the most necessary, is to give up control. That doesn’t mean you won’t get what you want or that you can’t offer feedback, but micromanaging the design process is a terrible idea. You’re hiring a designer because you value her expertise and skill, so trust her to take your initial input and create something that works.

The article is interesting but it reads very much like the client-designer relationship is one way. In reality the designer should be helping to wring the requirements, expectations, targets and success criteria from the client.

However, I do like the part about giving up control of design to the designer.

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