@holliday I wouldn’t at all advocate an end to specialisation. It’s impossible for us to know everything. I just think we should look a little outside of our comfort zones, and try to learn more about our platforms in general, to better inform our design decisions.
@wenzel we can’t expect clients and bosses to always understand the ins-and-outs, the complexities, and the importance of doing a job well. But we can do that for ourselves. When I was doing client work, I’d always do the best job possible, and try to approach it with craftmanship, regardless of whether the client would understand or appreciate it at the end. A lot of it was about my own sanity. I wouldn’t enjoy my work if I was just doing the bare minimum, and disregarding elements of the job that I considered important. Yes, I’ve taken small financial hits with this approach when it goes over budget on my end, but I had much greater job satisfaction. I also learned to accommodate this care and attention into my hourly rate and estimates for clients.