April 19, 2003 at 10:46 AM
Being a huge fan of da Vinci, the following article on Good Experience sparked my interest. It is entitled "Leonardo da Vinci, Disciple of Experience" and is actually quite a good and brief read. In my view there are a few philosophies noted here; first an understanding of both technical and creative, second an understanding of the discipline not just as a creator, but as an experienced user. Ask yourself if you have that level of direct experience with the subject matter you are designing, building or drafting up. Often tasks like ethnology are overlooked or skipped because of budget or political decisions. The result is that user ends up suffering. If the user suffers, the whole project suffers.