When Designing: Focus on Methods, Not Process
Bryan over at the ZURBlog wrote that designers should focus on methods, not process.
At a glance, method and process may seem like the same thing, but a closer look reveals their distinct differences. A method is a how you do something, while process is putting methods through an established routine.
Don’t get stuck thinking a process will solve your problems because without effective methods, you’re likely to end up with an uninspired result.
Some food for thought…
However I wonder if we are “splitting hairs” by playing around with the definition of the words here, but I do see where he is coming from. Personally, I don’t see a difference between the definition of “method” and “process”, and I tend to use both words interchangeably to represent the same thing. I do use “process”, however, to help communicate a larger sense of scale.
I do believe though, that this conversation follows along the same line of thinking as my point about how in Design there is no fix process, just broad guidelines.
A slide from “Design Thinking is Killing Creativity, a Presentation Redux“.