Can’t Talk About Design Over Email

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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2 Comments

  1. Posted March 23, 2007 at 9:43 am | Permalink

    Why’s he not using Google Docs?

    Baffled,

    Adam
    experiencedesign.de

  2. Posted June 27, 2007 at 3:38 am | Permalink

    it is very goog

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