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Design Strategy Talks & Workshops

Strategy and Prioritisation

In this post, we will talk about how to prioritisation can help us focus on what is important, steering us ever closer to our vision and goals.

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Design Strategy Design Thinking Talks & Workshops

Strategy and the Art of Creating Choices

In this post, I’ll talk about how can designers step up to the plate and become┬áskilled facilitators that help teams with creating choices.

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Design Strategy Design Thinking Talks & Workshops

Strategy and Facilitating Good Decisions

In this post we talk about how designers and strategists can respond, prod, encourage, guide, coach and teach as they guide individuals and groups to make good decisions that are critical in the business.

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Design Strategy Talks & Workshops

Strategy and Stakeholder Management

In order to influence the decisions that drive design forward, Strategy and Stakeholder Management become inseparable. In this article, I will talk about the importance of understanding and identifying Cultural, Social, Political dynamics of working with teams and stakeholders, master collaboration, and have a good grasp of what it takes to become a Trusted Advisor.

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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 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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Design

Watch “Secrets of Successful Collaboration” with Gretchen Anderson

Gretchen Anderson shares the secrets of successful collaboration that can increase the inclusivity of teams and reduce struggles of working together […]

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Design Inspiration Readings

Watch Dan Szuc’s “From Sleepwalking to Sparkle”

Dan Szuc talks to us about ‘sleepwalking’ in project work today. And how we can fix this by injecting ‘sparkle’ into everything we do […]

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Design Readings

Listen to Stuart Curran’ “Stories to Stories” talk

This talk is aimed at anyone who is looking for practical ways to bridge the gaps between traditional research and agile practices by focussing on activities that hold common value for both […]

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Innovation Readings

Listen to Scott Adams’ “Whether Management Really Matters” talk for Harvard Business Review

The Dilbert creator talks with HBR senior editor Dan McGinn. For more, read his book How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life […]