Here's what I learned in a year of full-remote.
Sketching in business settings is not just about drawing – it’s about communication. Here’s what we learned from the latest round of teaching the workshop.
Design goes beyond a valuable business service. We have a hand in transforming people’s future. How can we deal with this responsibility?
As a designer, I am responsible for the ethics of the products I help build. But ethics aren’t always convenient to discuss.
A UX audit can reveal big problems and simple fixes much faster than an insider ever could. Here it is, explained with paper towels.
When evaluating design teams, some work stands out immediately. That’s not always the type of work you need done.
The principle of customer sacrifice illustrates how a discovery process can reveal new opportunities.
The decision about where a problem & solution belong within a business is as important as execution and quality.
Understand why quirky behaviors are happening
When should you schedule deep vs. shallow work for a UX design team?
Sometimes your job is to do the figuring-out so others can start building and designing the actual thing.
Estimating the size of an unknown project can be tough. But you know more than you think you do.
Learn how using Design Sprints to validate assumptions in the initial planning stages of your project helps ensure its success.
Learning about communication patterns in larger teams
Since its beginnings in the 1800s, design as a profession has grown to the point that it now touches almost every aspect of our lives. But we still often assume it’s just about decoration.
Earlier this week, Amanda and I taught a workshop for the Northeastern University Women in Tech group.
Focus on one project at a time. Bonus: see what DockYarders do outside work!
Spend the time to talk about assumptions upfront. You'll save effort and frustration on any project.
Look at fall leaves to see colors in context