I am design blind! You too?
How is it that almost no real programmer seems to be able to make his stuff look good? Is it just a different mind set? Programmers tend to be analytical function focused people. Designers are creative and a bit "head in the clouds" kind of guys. I would bet that more signers wear hats and drive colorful golf cabriolets then software developers do. Is there a way around? Can I learn design skills?
Well, it would be really handy to do it all, but after years of trying to get better in it myself and pushing my own team into thinking about the user, thinking about making interfaces look good, I kind of gave up.
How about you? What are your experiences? Is it a skill that can (and should) be learned or should everyone just stay with his expertise and outsource the rest? I am looking forward to hear your opinion about it.
Mike from www.signetix.co.nz