Douglas Bowman Leaves Google

Refreshingly honest look at Google’s engineering-dominated culture, from their first lead visual designer:

Yes, it’s true that a team at Google couldn’t decide between two blues, so they’re testing 41 shades between each blue to see which one performs better. I had a recent debate over whether a border should be 3, 4 or 5 pixels wide, and was asked to prove my case. I can’t operate in an environment like that.

Friday, 20 March 2009