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|Designing Like It's 1999. Posted on 02/25/2002.
I'm in the office at 8:30a. Working until 9p. Cranking out prototypes. No pre-design user research. Just smart seat-of-the-pants iteration and testing. Final functional specs due in three weeks!
You'd think there were still internet IPOs for companies with no profits. Oh, wait...
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I know the feeling. Big client, huge amount of content (that's not exactly created yet...), and they need a full IA for a site that will be around for "years." Plus, it's a hugely technical subject. So it's just me, asking lots of questions, drawin' stuff on paper, making lots of hierarchical lists, trying to talk to the database guy in my broken German....
Posted by Andrew @ 02/26/2002 12:58 AM PST [link to this comment]
oh, and in my post, and I didn't even mention the mildly paranoid fear of The Competition, did I? That we have to MOVE FAST or they will GET US.
go go go!
Posted by peterme @ 02/26/2002 08:47 AM PST [link to this comment]
I hear ya Peter. I'm the co-founder of a start-up. We've been working those hours and marching to the 'fear the competition' beat for a year and half. Frankly, after years of talking about it, it feels good to just 'do it'.
Posted by David @ 02/28/2002 08:19 PM PST [link to this comment]
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