537RE: [agile-usability] Re: Could UI Engineering have lead to Wiki?
- Sep 7, 2004In my experience, true invention is the spark that leaps across the gap
which deductive/analytical thinking cannot. So in this way, there is no
process to achieve invention.
There are, however, many effective techniques for supporting the
creative process by keeping it somewhat targeted, predictable and by
tracking a solution's justification, fitness and ramifications.
Supporting creativity with strong process and technique is critical if
you consider yourself to be a professional at being inventive. The
alternative is almost guaranteed churn and disorder. Which is (while
possibly romantic to the "artist") not at all effective in the mostly
rationalist world of design.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ron Jeffries [mailto:ronjeffries@...]
> Subject: Re: [agile-usability] Re: Could UI Engineering have
> lead to Wiki?
> On Wednesday, September 1, 2004, at 5:50:28 PM, Jeff Patton wrote:
> > I'd be curious how you'd go about inventing something as
> > as a wiki? What steps would you go through to discover what a best
> > solution might be?
> As far as I know, there are no "steps" for invention. I would
> work intimately with people who had the problem, talking,
> doing paper prototypes, and showing them running tested
> software throughout. I'd try not to lock in technically or
> otherwise, on anything.
> I'm not sure it would lead to a "best" solution, nor that a
> "best" solution is possible, or even well-defined. I'm sure
> it would lead to something that met the needs in cost and
> function as well as the assembled multitudes were able to imagine.
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