A good designer is not the one who design beautiful, usable and impressive interfaces. The main difference that set apart a good designer from a bad one is the mindset.
It’s all about the mindset, here are some major differences between a good designer and a bad one:
- Good designers listen to everyone from decision-makers, team members & stakeholders, Bad designers talk, judge and suggest solutions all the time.
- Good designers question the status quo, bad designers follow the rule of “ We’ve always done it this way”.
- Good designers dig deep to find out real problems and needs, bad designers try to fix symptoms only.
- Good designers take time to ask about what is missing, bad designers follow their assumptions.
- Good designers are always uncertain about their understanding & designs, bad designers are always certain about their work.
- Good designers have many solutions & ideas, bad designers have only one idea to invest their time & effort to convince others with.
- Good designers try always to find issues & flaws in their work, bad designers always defend their work.
- Good designers love working with others, bad designers love to work alone.
- Good designers have something to learn from anyone they meet, bad designers don’t.
- Good designers revisit their thoughts, bad designers try to confirm their thoughts.
- Good designers love to be wrong, bad designers love to be always right.
- Good designers seek feedback, bad designers seek praise.
- Good designers lead, bad designers follow.