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Inspiration

For Inspiration: “Freedom” by Jon Batiste

Jon Batiste won Best Music Video for “Freedom”: I don’t know about you, but I just gotta get up and dance every time I hear this song!

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Inspiration

For Inspiration: “Everlong” by Foo Fighters

Taylor Hawkins, for 25 years the drummer for Foo Fighters has died. He was 50. Rest in Peace, Taylor!

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Design Strategy Project Management Talks & Workshops

Managing by Outcomes and Jobs to be Done

Managing by Outcomes with Jobs to be Done (JTBD) can help facilitate two-way negotiations that allow for team autonomy and ownership.

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Consumer Behavior Economics Trend Watching

Living in Germany: Higher Education System

What does the Higher Education system look like in Germany? How much does it cost to study there?

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Design Readings Software

Watch Jeff Patton’s “Output versus Outcome and Impact” talk

In this short video, Jeff Patton talks about the challenges of moving from Output to Outcome in Product Thinking, and how we should measure good outcome!

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Design Strategy Talks & Workshops User Experience

Strategy, Feedback and Design Reviews

Influencing larger decisions that shape strategy starts with facilitating the smallest decisions, including how to incorporate feedback into designs.

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Design Innovation Readings

Listen to Josh Seiden’s “Outcomes Over Outputs” talk

Joshua Seiden recently talked on the Product Experience Podcast, where we find out how to simplify the development process by focusing on getting the outcomes we want.

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Design Strategy Talks & Workshops User Experience

Bringing Business Impact and User Needs together with Jobs to be Done (JTBD)

Learn how Jobs to be Done (JTBD) work as an “exchange” currency between designers, business stakeholders and technology people.

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Design Strategy Project Management Talks & Workshops

Strategy, Planning and Project Management

There are some Project Management skills that will prove invaluable for the effectiveness of design strategists.

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Consumer Behavior Trend Watching

Living in Germany: Everything you need to know about the beer culture

DW’s Meet the Germans presenter Rachel Stewart deep dives on German beer culture and reveals how to drink like a local — all year round!