Blog posts topics suggestions

We have a suggestion: how about we nominate or suggest a topic from time to time and then anyone interested can write down thoughts on the topic.  We publish each contributor's thoughts.  There is no right or wrong.

Here is a topic for our first try of this new way of writing posts for DDC.....

"Users will tell us." 


That's BS!

So many people tell us that users will tell us what they want, how they use things, or which colours they prefer.  I don't always agree with this.  Do the users really know?  Is it not our job as designers to observe user behaviour, trends, new ideas, common sense and draw upon previous experiences and then with all of this as input, design a solution that helps users reach their goals, help users get the job done!

What do you think? I'm interested to hear your thinking.

Let us know!