* The app is almost ready, boss asked me to show the progress.

Boss: The design is bad, I don't like it ๐Ÿค”
Me: I just implemented the design, which is approved
Boss: Really? because I "feel" that the design is bad on the screen.
Me: Okay ๐Ÿ˜, can you tell me what exactly the part to change?
Boss: I don't know, *calls the designer
Designer: *showing his PSDs* yes it is the same, and you [the boss] approved it.
Boss: Ok make some changes to make it feel better.
Me: (Inside: ๐Ÿ˜ก ) ok, have you some suggestions?
Boss: dunno,
Me: at least tell me what is wrong with it
Boss: dunno

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    @irene ๐Ÿ˜ท
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    This is my worst nightmare when showing ux designs for the first time. "I had trouble finding this button" oh cool np, good point, I'll fix it so that it's on screen when the page loads. "I'd like to be able to create a new user from this screen" sure *writes it down* it's a quick fix to just add a button or modal there.

    "It needs to be more modern" well it was nice working with you here's my resignation.
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    modern = Use the Apple font and loads of whitespace everywhere. Also huge pictures.
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    Thats not a boss at all
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    You just caught your boss redhanded.
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    @karma he is the CTO's brother ๐Ÿ˜น
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    Boss: I don't know.
    Me: Okay, well once you do know, come find me and we can talk about it for a future version. This version is 100% to design spec, and it's shipping.
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    mind goes like: ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿคจ๐Ÿ˜‘๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ’ฃ๐Ÿ’ฅ
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    Ultimately the designer is to blame. It shouldn't come to this because it's the designers job to test his solution on users what works best for them. Not for your boss.

    Your designer should have the arguments ready to defend his design with evidence.

    And a designer that uses photoshop, a tool compley unsuited for doing screendesign is at the wrong place. ๐Ÿ˜’
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    @heyheni no the design is really good, the boss who is not
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    @lazyDev maybe this isn't the design? Maybe the app isn't smooth
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    @RudeJake nope, he didn't like things like colors, icons..
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    Design like ui/ux or design like code architecture?
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    Add Fluent Design, it makes everything better.
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    Boss: dunno
    Me: {to the designer} let me know when you have modified your mockups to his specs
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    I am be like..
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    @echonox wow that creepy. Wtf is that thing.
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    @S-falken it's a cat. At least it was a cat some time ago.
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    Thats why you need to make sketches and prototypes on devices so that you could test ‘how it feels’ and wouldnt need to waste developers time implementing not well tested design.
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    @irene or is it some kind of snow monkey
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    Just roll with it. Make suggestions yourself and make him feel like he made them up and if his suggestions drastic, fight back on it and give him deadlines that for him would be unfavorable. Where I’m at bows like this. And they fire people left and right for not meeting standards. It sucks
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    Boss be like ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    @bahua a junior web developer I would be packing up my bags with a termination letter in my hand after saying this ๐Ÿ˜ฅ
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    That’s why you need to include an obvious, ugly, useless piece of ui when you present it to the boss.
    „It’s great, just remove the duck”.
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    Don't change anything then bring it back in a day and be like is this better?
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    You have three options.

    You can endure him in masochistic agony passively.

    You can school him about leadership, design, feedback and project management. Probably getting fired, but slim chance of improved boss and recognition.

    Quit immediately. Highest likelihood of improved work life.
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