Design Decision Or Constraint?

Some have claimed that any and every decision, from what to eat for lunch to what business model to use to the decision to go to war, is a design decision. This is patently untrue.

In the world of design practices, I couldn’t agree more with Dan Saffer’s article What is a Design Decision? To call everything a design decision is as diminishing and misleading as calling everything User Experience.

By his words, it simply discounts other types of decision making practiced by other professionals. For different professionals, different methodologies and criteria apply for what constitutes a good solution.

Design when used with good intentions, should lead to great decisions for usable and useful solutions, as well as elegant execution.

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