I was recently contacted by a writer for Signature Magazine to answer a few questions about managing creative differences between designers and…pretty much everyone else. It’s not a happy thought: the reputation of designers is so fundamentally bad that it’s assumed a priori that we will disagree with our non-designer peers as our default position.
Do lawyers hate legalzoom? Do doctors hate WebMD? Some cursory anecdotal research would suggest the answers are yes and yes (though deeper analysis reveals that lawyers and doctors really hate their clients and patients, respectively). In both cases, what the professionals seem most upset about is the one-size-fits-all mentality of the two services in question.