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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

“Helping Teams Paddle in the Same Direction” talk on Clubhouse

Is your team on the same page when it comes to design strategy? Is there a greater alignment with what your design team wants to achieve with the business it represents? In this presentation “Helping teams paddle in the same direction through Design Strategy”, I talked about some key questions you should ask your team to help you challenge the notion of being aligned on a proper design direction.

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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 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 “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

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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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 Readings

Listen to Jeff Gothelf’s “9 Ways to Design with a Distributed Team” talk at IA Summit 2013

In this talk, you’ll learn proven methods of maintaining team cohesion and conversation, building trust with colleagues in different time zones, and using the myriad tools available to improve long-distance collaboration, which has been a long interest of mine (I even wrote a thesis on it) […]

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Design Readings

Watch Michael Hawley’s “Core Principles of UX Management” talk on IxDA | Interaction ’12 Conference

In this talk Michael Hawley discusses ux management tactics that facilitate individual learning, enable professional development, and create an environment that motivates individuals and teams to find creative solutions to design problems […]

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Design Innovation Software Trend Watching

Watch Ben Shneiderman’s “Science 2.0: The Design Science of Collaboration” Seminar on People, Computers, and Design at Stanford University

Advancing Science 2.0 will require a shift in priorities to promote intense collaboration, integrative thinking, teamwork-based education/training, and case study ethnographic research methods. Science 2.0 will reduce the gulf between basic and applied research, while bringing theory and practice closer together. This talk lays out an ambitious vision that will impact research funding, educational practices, and democratic principles […]