Why designers need to step outside design

I like to think that I became a designer through working hard and listening. Listening was probably the challenging bit. Along the way I had the pleasure of working alongside all sorts of people from all sorts of backgrounds. Sometimes these relationships were great and sometimes they were less so.

The 'less so' relationships were usually the ones where I was either arrogant enough to think my work would speak for itself, or dumbfounded that some of the people I was working with weren't as knowledgable or passionate about the same things I was. I was working with Notdesigners. Sometimes we didn't understand one another. And that was mostly my fault.

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