I asked where the designers were? Designers to build the user experience, construct the emotional buy-in and constantly question, observe, network, and experiment with the product. I personally believe that to build understandable land management tools that will engage users you need designers in the team from the start. The answer I got was something like this: "we need to build a tool to get interest and buy in, then we'll make it look good". This fundamentally devalues designers and their input, and, if I understand the problem of "engaging landholders to better understand and make informed land management decisions", shows a lack of understanding of the simplification and aggregation process required to communicate the science in an accessible and frictionless way.
I am clearly not a designer, but I really believe that these days, publicly funded, public good projects need designers centrally involved from the start. There is too much choice and too much good design out there to adopt the classical "build it and they will come" approach. The linked post is a nice example of why Disruption by design is a thing.
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This is a pretty popular topic, and since I’ve been asked this question a lot, I wanted to share my thoughts on paper. With ambient services
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