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Stowe Boyd on design

in Design & Usability , Thursday, October 11, 2007

One of the best things about being involved with Playyoo is getting to work with Stowe Boyd. Stowe is one of these people who manages to be impossible and invaluable at the same time. He has a knack for understanding what you're _really_ talking about, rather than taking the usual veneer at face value, and forcing you to address the real problems (for example, in my case, that I'm really NOT much good at design). Unlike the vast majority of consultants, Stowe really doesn't give a damn if you like what he's telling you or not. You work with Stowe, you'd better be prepared for a rough ride at times. But he also brings a remarkable clarity of vision into discussions. All this is an excuse to link to a lengthy post he recently wrote on design. You may not agree with all of it - I don't - but if ever you're prevaricating about design decisions, I'll bet you'll find most of the excuses you're using well and truly demolished here. Oh, and he plays a mean blues, too.