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Design Retrospectives

View the original post Being self aware, typically includes the ability to look to our past experiences, independently of their outcomes, and learn valuable lessons from them. Design Processes, with all its different milestones, moving parts (and participants) and stepping stones, is no different. Design Processes when systematically adopted in an Organization tend to mature, […]

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Careers

Career Advice in Design — Leadership, Career Paths II

View the original postCareer Advice in Design — Leadership, Career Paths II The topic for this article came about as a result of a conversation I recently had with a good friend, but it is in itself a topic I’ve been questioned about in the past in different contexts, including past job related interviews. The topic focuses specifically […]

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Design as an Influencing Mechanism vs Design as a Stakeholder

View the original post One of the questions that constantly pops up in conversations with Designers, and one that I’ve heard in the past in the context of interviews, pertains to how Designers “influence” other stakeholders, in order to make sure solutions are driven and shaped in a certain direction (or reflective of the method […]

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Data

Designing with Data

View the original post This article has had an interesting genesis. It was one of the topics I had on my list to eventually tackle, but recently one of my good friends specifically reached out wanting to get more information on the topic of Designing with Data, and what that actually implies. I decided to […]

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Rule of Thumb: Don’t be Toxic

View the original post If I may be permitted to say so, most of the articles I write about, focus on Design centric operations improvements, Design centric process refinement or establishment and generally speaking, on how Design as a discipline can impact the output of Product Solutions. I have not particularly focused on behaviors, aside […]

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Software Package Rebranding Initiative

View the original post Rebranding is a topic and a process familiar to many Design professionals and Organizations. It typically occurs at clearly identifiable watershed moments in the existence of a product or brand, where in order for that same product or brand to continue a narrative of expansion and maturity, it necessarily has to […]

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Running Effective Design Review Sessions

View the original post Design Reviews is always an interesting topic to discuss. While most Design professionals agree that they are needed, and produce results (the quality of the results, usually depends on the quality and strategy behind these sessions themselves), they invariably also come attached with a fair amount of possible friction between team […]

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Design Audits, Systems, and Defining a Foundational Design Language

View the original post The topic of Design Systems is without question a very popular one. Every other day there’s a new article on the topic, detailing best practices on how to build that system, while also illustrating which ones built by several Organizations on the market are the best, and where their virtuosity lies. […]

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Recruiting in & for Product Design

View the original post The topic of Recruiting in and for Product Design has been circling around in my repository of ideas for quite some time. It’s invariably a subject that comes up with professionals who are wanting to jumpstart their careers in the Design Industry, but also a topic that comes up whenever I […]

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Remote Workshops

Documenting, Sharing Knowledge and Structuring Remote Workshops

View the original post I’ve written in the past on the topic of Workshops and specifically on sessions revolving around Ideation/Iteration/Review that are an essential part of the Design Thinking process (you can read those articles here and here). For the purpose of this article, I’m going to be specifically focusing and demonstrating a process […]