In this episode, we talked about the future of design, how collaboration has a lot more to do with mindset than with physical location, work-life balance, how AI will automate a lot of tasks that designers take for granted, and some advice I wish I had got when I first started my career.
Thomas and I met when we both taught at Raffles Design Institute way back in Shanghai, and we both share a passion for teaching and coaching the next generation of designers.
A piece of advice I told Thomas I share with people in an individual contributor capacity is that questions have more power than they think: while it might be perceived as irritation at first, teams are more likely to be thankful for people asking questions that ensure they are on the right track. As Andy Stanley says, “Well-placed, appropriately timed, thought-provoking questions help us think through our decisions.”
Working in the Information Technology industry since 1998, Itamar has helped truly global companies in multiple continents create great user experience through advocating Design and Innovation principles. During his 7 years in China, he promoted the User Experience Design discipline as User Experience Manager at Autodesk and Local Coordinator of the Interaction Design Association (IxDA) in Shanghai.