Why Not Both?

Apr 30th, 2020


Binary choices seldom are

Its an old meme from a TV commercial where a family is fighting about whether or not to eat hard shell or soft shell tacos; the young girl asks "why don't we have both?" and is celebrated for being a productive mediator

Its my profile picture because I often find myself saying the same thing in technical/design/product conversations. Many times as developers, designers, POs, and leaders we're faced with decisions that are presented as binary, but aren't actually mutually exclusive - with a little creativity, we can often have both.