Re: [agile-usability] Philosopher Customers
- Rob Keefer wrote:
> I agree with the idea that an agile development teamThat's a blast from the past. Something else from (I think) The Republic
> should treat usability/interaction designers as a
> customer. This idea got me thinking of Plato's
> Philosopher Kings, and I finally had a chance to look
> up the following passage from The Republic, in which
> Socrates introduces his concept:
is Plato's simile of the Ship, in which the philosopher is captain, and
he navigates using the stars. Of course, the stars in his simile
represented the forms, which were essentially objective truths. For our
purposes, what could the stars be? Design patterns maybe?
"Daddy daddy, I can see The Plough and Orion's Belt."
"No son, that's the Visitor and the Adapter."
"You're such a geek daddy."
"I know son, I know."
Chief Technical Officer