Is it better for designers to be generalists or specialists?(read.compassofdesign.com)

over 4 years ago from Darian Rosebrook, Senior UX Designer

  • Aaron Wears Many HatsAaron Wears Many Hats, over 4 years ago

    Specialisation is for insects.

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    • Fran RosaFran Rosa, over 4 years ago

      All generalisations are wrong — even this one.

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      • Aaron Wears Many HatsAaron Wears Many Hats, over 4 years ago

        Let me expand the quote ;)

        A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyse a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialisation is for insects.

        -Robert A. Heinlein

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