Does experience slow you down?

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May 2, 2015 by Nikos

Andreas on Coding

This is somewhat of a philosophical post inspired by a good discussion we had in my engine group at Insomniac Games that also spilled out on Twitter. The question I asked was: “Do you think having more experience slows you down? And how do you combat that?”

The question seems illogical at first. Having more experience should make us better and therefore faster at getting results, right? That might certainly be true for a lot of problems, but when we’re trying to innovate and break new ground having many years of experience can lead to a condition known as “analysis paralysis” where we find ourselves unable to get started because we’re finding problems with our design before it even exists.

Of course that type of deep analysis has massive value itself. We want our designs to be efficient, make good use of memory, have a great UX and scale up…

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