"It\'s not uncommon, when talking about designers and what to hire for, you hear about 'T-shaped people.' IDEO is most commonly identified with this, wherein you hire people with with a strong Ã¢â¬Åvertical legÃ¢â¬Â in a specific skill, and an empathy that allows them to branch out and engage other disciplines.
Yesterday at Adaptive Path\'s UX Week 2007, I sat on a panel on 'Skills for Current and Future User Experience Practitioners'. As the conversation evolved, we started talking about design teams. Through the discussion, I had a lightning storm in my brain, where I realized that Ã¢â¬ÅT-shapedÃ¢â¬Â is insufficient."