24 ways: Extreme Design
Hannah Donovan talks about Extreme Design over at 24ways. It mirrors a lot of how we work at Mark Boulton Design. The traditional studio system is becoming increasingly irrelevant and incompatible with modern web/software methods.
Like extreme programming, extreme design requires us all to be equal partners in a collaborative team. I think this is especially worth noting for designers; our past is filled with the clear hierarchy of the traditional studio system which, however important for taste and style, seems less compatible with modern web/software development methods.
This approach takes lo-fi over high, stickies over documents, pairing over isolated working.