TL; DR: They’re more similar than many realize, and I think it matters.
I get it why designers and devs feel they belong in different camps though. I just think they’re mistaken, and I suspect the myth began because of one obvious difference:
Anyone can look at a design and offer an opinion, but it takes a dev to critique the quality of someone’s code.
And while designers and devs use different words, their sentiment is nearly identical. I’ll show you. Below you’ll see the typical things I hear from devs, and beside it is the same sentiment expressed from designers.[Read more…]