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10-10-2008 @ 3:18PM
oh please! I work at a designer's office and to take 9 months to create the UI of something in photoshop is simply ridiculous. It usually takes a month, tops.
10-10-2008 @ 3:23PM
Doing a Standalone UI without any code behind it, that doesn't have to work with several different existing themes, yes...I'm pretty sure it says that it took 9 months for the whole process, not the photoshopping.
10-10-2008 @ 3:22PM
i get the impression many things at blizz are done by committee, and that 'design' is not ONLY ui but a reaction to an evolving functionality as well. this workflow can easily take nine months when you factor in that it must integrate into a large existing application.7 times out of 10 the end product is the result of throwing a lot of things away and ends up 'feeling' a lot like where you started
10-10-2008 @ 3:24PM
It wasn't 9 months to do one UI in photoshop. It was a 9 month process to develop the UI, from prototype to completion. In other words, a bunch of people pitch ideas and put them together in photoshop/on paper, they talk about each one, decide on one to follow, throughout the development of everything they realize they need to change things, etc etc etc.
10-10-2008 @ 3:31PM
lol.. one month to make a grocery store advertisement eh?
10-10-2008 @ 3:39PM
Does the "designer's office" you work for develop an interactive product with an installed user base of over 10,000,000? Does the revenue of your "designer's office" add up to even a fraction of what WoW puts in Blizzard's pockets?Your apples to oranges comparison is meaningless self aggrandizement and impresses no one.
10-10-2008 @ 3:44PM
When you design something for 10 million people, you take as long and you need.
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