Have a Test for That?

Designers often talk past each other as they partially recall solutions from their past that their colleagues have no chance of understanding. We show how the articulation of a clear next step, and a test for success, allows designers to bring forward the simplest possible solutions, just for the moment, which is just long enough to get to the next test.

Explain why I don't care about your last cool project.

Explain how I can be confident my knowhow will surface eventually.

Explain how silly solutions build a vocabulary for serious solutions to follow.

Aside: Read about how jUnit taught hard-headed programmers that they can work together.

Explain why modularity makes suspension of solutions the best way forward.

Explain how direct manipulation substitutes for nouns where nouns are hard to come by.