True Leaders Don’t Chase Success

Monish SubherwalDesign CareerLeave a Comment

There is one thing I’ve learned from working at big companies like Fox, Microsoft, Myspace, Yahoo, and Sony: Change is unpredictable. Sometimes you’ll have a great year and BAM! Layoffs and you’re gone. OR…you’ll be working around the clock for a project and BAM! You get a low performance review from your manager. Or your project is going well and … Read More

Designers don’t understand the user

Monish SubherwalDesign LeadershipLeave a Comment

In almost all companies I’ve worked for, the designer is said to be “the user’s advocate.” He/she is supposed to know what people want.

“Hey guys, we need a UX designer in here to help with understanding what users need.”

While that is a nice ego-massage, that thinking is wrong.