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Don’t Talk About Design Over Email

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I’ve just been watching an interview conducted by Merlin Mann of 43Folders fame with Jeffery Veen, previously of Adaptive Path, now with google, and one statement in the interview really rang true with me and that was:

You can’t talk about design over email, that’s a very bad idea

Basically Jeffery provides examples of how he gets stuff done at Google, including carrying around any designs that he needs to get approved on the off chance he might run into the approver.

I certainly agree that email is a horrible way to discuss design, but Jeffery does have the distinct benefit of working on a campus with all his colleagues in the same building. Anyone have any good stories about long distance collaborate on design? Successes, failures?

BTW here’s part 2 of the interview between Merlin and Jeffrey

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Karl Long believes the experience is the marketing and social media is how customers share experience and has been blogging about it for several years. Karl's primary blog Experiencecurve lives at the intersection of marketing, social media, social software and remarkable customer experience. Karl holds an MBA in Design Management from the University of Westminster and is currently the Web/Social Media Integration Manger for the video game group at Nokia. Karl also writes about t-shirts at tcritic.com WebProNews Writer
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