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January 10, 2013

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Intellectually I'm completely on board with you and Simmons. But my gut says it's still a diagram of a flushing toilet.

I absolutley love this line:

"Everyone is entitled to an opinion, but only a few are entitled to a veto."

I think this should be the motto (tagline?) for parenthood.

Enjoying your blog, as always.

I suspect that the folks who designed the Edsel felt that they had a winner, too. But ultimately it was a crowd-sourced focus group known as the public that decided that the Edsel was a dog.

So don't dismiss public opinion just because they didn't graduate from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena.

@Dave G: Apples and oranges. Focus groups can be appropriate and useful for testing product design and user experience, and perhaps pre-market testing would have spared the Edsel from its fate. My argument is against using focus groups for visual and verbal identity, where the "crowd" lacks the information and skill to make an informed judgment.

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