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Design Strategy Talks & Workshops

The Skills of a Strategist

If designers want to influence and translate strategy in ways that drive their user experience vision forward, they must become both business-savvy analysts and synthesizers. What are the skills of a strategist designers need to become both business-savvy analysts and synthesisers?

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Design Information Technology Innovation Trend Watching

Watch “The Rise of Experience Design” with Scott Belsky

In his “Rise of Experience Design” talk, Scott Belsky talks about how designers can cope with content velocity, new mediums and artificial intelligence.

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Information Technology Trend Watching

Watch “How AI can save our humanity”

In a visionary talk, computer scientist Kai-Fu Lee explains how AI can save our humanity, details how the US and China are driving a deep learning revolution, and shares a blueprint for how humans can thrive in the age of AI by harnessing compassion and creativity.

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Design Readings Software

Watch “Designing for Speed” with Mustafa Kurtuldu

In this talk about designing for speed, designer Mustafa Kurtuldu shares research on how to to increase perceived performance, and gives UX examples and technical tricks to improve the speed of your site.

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Design Readings

Listen to “The power of inclusive design” with Benjamin Evans

In this episode of the Design Better Podcast, Benjamin Evans talks about the power of inclusive design to create better experiences.

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Design Readings

Watch “Seeing the Big Picture: The Development of an Experience Scorecard” with Bill Albert

In this webinar, Bill Albert shows how his experience scorecard can be used to answer important questions around usability, emotional experience, design and brand experience.

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Design Inspiration Readings

Norman Teague on rewriting Design History

In this short film, designer Norman Teague talks about his work, why representation matters, and the need of rewriting design history.

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Readings Software

Watch “Owning Agile” by Jeff Patton

In this talk at Mind the Product 2018, Jeff Patton Jeff Patton deconstructs agile from a product manager’s view, explains how “broken” agile felt to him in the days when he was in a product role and what helped him to fix it, and makes it clear that so far agile is the best thing we’ve got to get work done.

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Design Strategy Talks & Workshops User Experience

Becoming a Design Strategist

In this post I’ll reflect on some of the challenges that designers face in while designing in new and complex environments, raise the awareness about how unprepared designers are if they are not able to understand and influence strategy, advocate for a new role called Design Strategist, and propose a minimum set of skills required for becoming a Design Strategist.

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R.I.P. Adobe Flash

Adobe Flash is officially dead! The date is really emotional to me: in my first job as a web designer, I had to learn flash in a week! Macromedia (which eventually was acquired by Adobe) Flash defined the first decade of my career. Not to be missed, but never forgoten!