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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 skilled 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 Software

Watch “How to Break Free of the Feature Factory” with John Cutler

John Cutler looks at 12 Signs You Are Working in a Feature Factory, talks about some hard conversations to be had, and how psychological safety is a prerequisite to escaping the build trap.

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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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Readings

Watch “20 Years of Product Management in 25 Minutes” with Dave Wascha

In this entertaining talk at Mind the Product, Dave Wascha distills 20 Years of Product Management in 25 Minutes, and then think about your own lessons and what you think is key to great product management.

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Design

Listen to Josh Seiden “Driving Outcomes Over Output Requires Understanding Customer Behavior” talk

Josh Seiden talks to the Product Science Podcast about how to simplify the development process by focusing on getting the outcomes we want […]

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Design

Watch “Radical Change Management” with Marijke Jorritsma

For this talk at IxDA’s Interaction ’19, Marijke Jorritsma tells the story about how a team of UX Designers convinced the Europa Clipper mission to adopt design processes into the design and development of spacecraft operations using “radical change management” […]

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Design

Watch “Tell me, Honestly: Non-designers thoughts on working with design” talk with John Lynch

In this talk at IxDA’s Interaction’19 conference, John Lynch argues that — while it’s in vogue to pontificate about the great results that multidisciplinary teams yield — ultimately the values, culture and incentivization models of these different disciplines are different and shares Non-designers thoughts on working with design […]

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Talks & Workshops User Experience

Interaction Design and Development Methodologies

Students will learn that consistently following development methodologies can help design teams meet budgets and schedules […]

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Design Innovation

Autodesk creates game to raise Green Building awareness

Play the “RetroFits” game and help raise awareness about the benefits of better, greener buildings […]