29 Feb

Design vs. Development

Why is it that designers think they should be developers and developers feel the need to design? It’s difficult enough trying to find suitably qualified practioners in either field without each having pretentions of being something other than what they really are.

While trying to locate Oxford-based freelance designers, I have been frustrated by the number of respondents who tell me about their development skills. If I wanted developers I would have asked for them, so why does everyone want to do everything?

Perhaps I should follow suit and add rocket scientist to my CV. Surely it can’t do any harm!