We don’t need another hero…

 

…but we do need to know the way home. All by ourselves.

Jeff Gothelf and Josh Seiden said it well in Lean UX:

Over the long haul, collaboration yields better results than hero-based design… Teams rarely learn or get better from working with heroes.

The same is true for any other discipline the hero might practice. And there isn’t really much to add to this.

Except, perhaps, for a little more context:

The most effective way I’ve found to rally a team around a design direction is through collaboration. Over the long haul, collaboration yields better results than hero-based design (the practices of calling in a designer or design team to drop in, come up with something beautiful, and take off to rescue the next project). Teams rarely learn or get better from working with heroes. Instead, designing together increases the design IQ of the entire team.

’nuff said.

Just one more thing: Read Lean UX. Much of its content is applicable way beyond UX.

 

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