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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 […]

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Prototyping

Prototypes, Early Validations and Streamlining the Design Process

View the original post In 2020 I wrote an article under the title “Sketching and Quick Ideation in Design Processes”, which aimed to draw focus on the powerful narrative that is created when teams utilize Sketching exercises, to rapidly devise visible and potential solutions for users to respond to. This article and reflection is a […]

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General

Whom and What Are We Solving Problems For

View the original post I’ve been fortunate to have worked across a wide variety of products and industries, all of which present themselves with a set of challenges, constraints and requirements that are quite unique. However when it comes to the essence of a solution, and what we’re solving for, I’ll always remember the very […]

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General

Persistent Questions on Product Design & Possible Answers II

View the original post This article is a direct sequel to the one I wrote in February of 2021. A batch of additional questions kept popping up, which prompted me to organize these answers into a hopefully coherent article. The topics which are tackled in this article include Design Leadership, Trends in the Design Universe, […]

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UX Strategy

Considerations on Design Strategy

View the original post Another topic that has floated around my list of potential articles is Strategy in Design. Strategy is a richly layered word, but for the sake of this article, I’ll funnel its meaning to the Product Design Universe. That term is typically associated with professionals of a certain seniority, who are essentially […]

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Agile

Design Processes, Implementation Phases and Creating an MVP

View the original post The topic of MVPs recently came about in a discussion with fellow Designers and former co-workers. Our discussion was prompted by the question: Does an MVP compromise the scope of a solution that is achieved during the Design Process, or is it simply an edited version of a potentially larger narrative, […]