The Village Stew : Comments
February 12, 2007
Love the article.
Working a small online company as an in-house developer, I see this ‘Village Stew’ on a weekly basis: every one in upper management has input into the final design.
This type of practice devalues the role of the designer to a simple mock-up artist. Not only is it degrading but the final product is the work of people whose job is not design in the first place.
We haven’t implemented a solution to the situation, but our dev team is small, always overloaded and outnumbered. Only an unfortunate event (loss of visitors, complaints from advertisers, etc.) could bring an end to this situation.