Reactions towards designers:
"Oooh that's shiny & pretty, I love it!"
Reactions towards programmers
What the hell man, you had as much time as the designer, why aren't you done yet?
Dude, that button's not working. Fix it. Now.
And why doesn't this do what I expected?
Why the HELL did that throw an error?
IT'S ALL YOUR FAULT FFS!
And once development of a project starts, these start dripping in
"Yeah, well, I don't quite like that button -- restyle it."
- "Ok, I'll send it back to the designer then."
"Nono, you do it."
- "But I'm not a designer"
"Don't care, just fix it fast."
- "Ok, here's the result"
"What in GODS NAME is that? Where the hell did you learn to design?"
- ".... "
Ever had the feeling a designer just receives a lot more appreciation than a programmer? And it so often feels like we do all the hard work ...
(And I bet Designers share the similar frustration towards programmers -- we seem like competition, yet we have to work together all the time)