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Design Strategy Talks & Workshops

Strategy, Facilitation and Visual Thinking

In this post, I’ll talk about some of the visual thinking techniques that can be drawn from design thinking, data analytics, system thinking, game storming, and lean start-up.

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Design Strategy Design Thinking Talks & Workshops

“Problem Framing” talk on Clubhouse

Myself and Luis Medeiros moderated a discussion on Clubhouse around the topic of Problem Framing and Reframing, with useful tips on how to write better problem statements, and how to ensure you’re solving the right problems.

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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 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

Watch Marty Neumeier’s “Agile Strategy: Designing in the 21st Century”

In this talk at Interaction’19 conference (organised by IxDA), Marty Neumeier talks about how to use Agile Strategy and Design Thinking to get a complex organization to execute on a simple idea.

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Design

Watch Katja Forbes’ “You are not a Designer, You are a Coach”

In this Keynote at IxDA’s ILA 2018, Katja Forbes argues that since multidisciplinary team members are all using the tools of design, our roles as Designers are changing to include an unexpected soft skill, Design Coaching. You are not a Designer, You are a Coach!

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Design Software

Watch “Creating and developing at a distance” with Luciana Terceiro

What are the ways to guarantee the best user experience when you are not meeting in person with other team members? In this talk at IxDA’s Interaction’18, Luciana Terceiro shares her learnings on the problems and solutions on remote collaboration and shows how to keep to an effective, productive and asynchronous way of work […]

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Design Innovation Readings

Jeff Gothelf & Josh Seiden’s “Products and Services in the Age of Complexity”

In this talk at UX London 2017, Jeff and Josh show how teams at large companies and startups are combining modern lean and agile tactics with service design methods to create and deliver new digital products—faster, with less risk, and with better customer outcomes than ever before.

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Design Innovation Readings

Watch “How to detect baloney the Carl Sagan way” by Michael Shermer

This is a set of tools for critical thinking that has continued to develop since Sagan’s death, 22 years ago. Here, skeptic and science writer Michael Shermer explains key lessons from Sagan, and from his own college freshman course ‘Skepticism 101’, where teaches students ten basic questions that will help them debunk untruths, and call out baloney when they see it […]

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Talks & Workshops User Experience

Designing Interactions / Experiences: Six Thinking Hats Workshop

In this presentation, you will learn how to use The Six Thinking Hats framework to help facilitate Feedback / Brainstorming Sessions