Thanks, Bart! The thing about that analogy is that the car guy doesn’t necessarily need you to explain the ins-and-outs of what your car is. He’s the car expert, and he’s going to fix it. Come back at 5:00, bro.
Websites are different animals, though. We may be world experts in how websites are designed and built, but we begin each project utterly ignorant about most clients’ organizational and user needs.
Which is part of what makes our industry so collaborative and eternally interesting. Clients need us to help them understand the web and their website’s place there; we need them to help us understand what’s going to happen on those websites, and ultimately what those sites are for. It’s a vital and challenging collaboration, every time. Best to embrace it!
Or in the words of Brad Hamilton: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=k2NaHBVVYzY&t=57