Design Debt

Part One — Deconstruction of an interface

Its been over 6 months that this write-up is in my drafts and I have been procrastinating on finishing it. And as a matter of fact, that is one of the prime examples of how debt is created. So I finally sit down this weekend, washed my hands for 20 seconds and opened my laptop.

If you are a designer who is trying hard to make structural changes, and the product management says, that is too expensive, or worse, “But, we’ve always had it this way!”, yes you are headed in straight in this trench of design debt.