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'Design' as poor word choice (was "Re: [agile-usability] So Maybe we should not call it "Agile" but it works for us")

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  • jonathan berger
    ... I d meant to flag it at the time, but Adrian REALLY nailed it earlier in an antecedent thread: ... Unless someone knows of a similar law with another name,
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 10, 2009
      On Thu, Sep 10, 2009 at 6:57 AM, Adrian Howard <adrianh@...> wrote:

      > I'm wondering, again, if different people are hearing different
      > definitions of "design" here.
      >
      > In my experience most UX folk read "design" to be the things that
      > happen (mostly) before the story is written. Most dev folk read
      > "design" to be the things that happen (mostly) after the story is
      > written.
      >

      I'd meant to flag it at the time, but Adrian REALLY nailed it earlier
      in an antecedent thread:

      On Sun, Sep 6, 2009 at 4:10 PM, Adrian Howard <adrianh@...> wrote:
      >
      > Ah - the old classic of "design" meaning completely different things
      > to different folk (I really must hone that ranty "ban the word
      > 'design'" lightning talk I've had on the back burner :-)
      >

      Unless someone knows of a similar law with another name, I'd like to
      propose Howard's Law: "The number of completely different meanings of
      'design' = number of people in the conversation + 1"
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