Pragmatism Or Idealism

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Pragmatism Or Idealism

  1. 1. pragmatism or idealism: a user experience conundrum Iain Barker
  2. 2. Iain Barker | UX Australia 2009
  3. 3. No, no, no!!! I won’t let it happen. It can’t work that way! We must launch. We will launch. Ha ha ha ha!!! Iain Barker | UX Australia 2009
  4. 4. Iain Barker | UX Australia 2009
  5. 5. Iain Barker | UX Australia 2009
  6. 6. Iteration 94 Iteration 95 Iteration 96 Iteration 97 Iteration 98 Yippee!! Lets go again Not again! Iain Barker | UX Australia 2009
  7. 7. Is good ever good enough? Iain Barker | UX Australia 2009
  8. 8. “idealism is what precedes experience; cynicism is what follows” David T. Wolf Iain Barker | UX Australia 2009
  9. 9. “idealism increases in direct proportion to one’s distance from the problem” John Galsworthy Iain Barker | UX Australia 2009
  10. 10. “idealism is fine, but as it approaches reality the cost becomes prohibitive” William F. Buckley Iain Barker | UX Australia 2009
  11. 11. Design is compromise “making the right trade off between the ‘right’ interface for the designer, and the ‘possible in my lifetime’ reality confronting the engineer” Iain Barker | UX Australia 2009
  12. 12. benchmarks user experience strategy user research Iain Barker | UX Australia 2009
  13. 13. Sometimes good has to be good enough! When you are standing in the gutter, aiming for the stars might be too far to go in one step. I’d rather get to the pavement as quickly as possible rather than spend all that time building a space ship standing in rubbish. Iain Barker | UX Australia 2009
  14. 14. Iain Barker | Freelance user experience consultant iain.barker@gmail.com http://simplerisbetter.wordpress.com

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