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_hm
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_hm   2/13/2011 4:28:42 PM
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I agree with you Sahil. "Rock Star" designers leads the path of innovation. More often then not, conecpt and science behind new desgn ideas may not be shard due to organization's strict policy related to trade secrets and management control over communication rather then the rock star denying to share the knowledge. Also, for innovation you have to go beyond established and available procedures and techniques. It needs ingenuity unlimited and many time feels more like art.

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Sahil J   2/13/2011 5:07:25 AM
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I agree with you. It's the "rock star" designers who, with their unconventional approach, lead the path to innovation. No doubt this is a very complicated science, but the insight to go beyond the norms is pure art.

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daleinaz   6/11/2009 4:09:36 PM
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If designers compete with one another (for bonuses/promotions/etc), it is no surprise that they would hide successful strategies from each other. People tend to do what they are rewarded for. I think designers fear that if design can be broken down into a formula, then "any fool" can do it, so it reduces the value of a skilled designer. In fact, if it is broken down into a formula, often the more tedious, error-prone parts can be automated, giving the designer more time to spend on the creative parts. For more thoughts on design as a series of (more or less) well-defined steps, and why overloading designers can be very counter-productive, see "Managing the Design Factory" by Reinertsen.

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Ganeh_K   5/25/2009 3:01:12 AM
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I do agree with Dr. Shrewani. If a thorough study and work has been done then the design procedure definitely can be broken in to finer step. These step can be adoptable. We need to accept the thought " Its all Science".

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