DESIGN BUSINESS: A Democracy VS. A Dictatorship
Around the Conference Room Table, this morning, we were 6, discussing the next generation of CAD Standards. Suddenly – out of the blue – we noticed that different designers are using different design software versions (of the same product).
I asked the CEO (and founder) – “IS YOUR DESIGN BUSINESS A DEMOCRACY OR A DICTATORSHIP?”
I guess I got many points from the guy who decided to move on – at the end of the meeting, he escorted me to the desk and ordered the secretary to set up 2 meetings with 2 design leaders.
DESIGN BUSINESS: A Democracy VS. A Dictatorship I
The Lady responsible for QA said that they are actually working in total compliance with a CAD Standard for the last 15-20 years. As far as she’s concerned, this is OK with her…Mmmm…more points for me at the CEO’s?, Yeah, definitely, I just asked her: “If I Keep it CAD STANDARD Compliant and save you 1 minute each time your designers create 1 object, would you seriously consider buying my solution?”
DESIGN BUSINESS: A Democracy VS. A Dictatorship II
A proper operation should have a common infrastructure with some disciplinary differences but it should always reflect the following:
- Whether an experienced CAD Operator or a Novice one, whether a veteran or a new employee should become operational in “no-time”.
- New tools (replacing commands + settings & properties) should be supplied with their respective Knowledge-On-Demand shortest and most explicit accessible videos
- Tools and Tool Palettes must be FUN & FUNctional according to the Design Workflows. The Fun replaces the need for monitoring & enforcement old-school-methods
- Automation should be used and implemented in every possible part of the workflow(s).
- The only justification and the ENDS (That Justifies the Means) of all this new approach is saving on resources