The Client and the Designer - Tango, Waltz, or SlamDance??
In response to several recent posts, here's a thread for discussing the roles and responsibilities of designers and clients.
So let me start by saying that this is a complex and varied field, with many levels of ability, experience, professionalism, and ethics.
Lots of the questions we'll discuss here have more than one answer. And honest disagreement is inevitable. We all have things to teach and things to learn.
I'd like to lead with a question for the trained designers here.
What do you recommend as background reading and/or preparation for people who haven't used a designer before?
And what steps do you use to begin a consultation?