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Corporate design principles

Title: In the future, design principles won’t be about design Context: Everybody has got design principles, but how many really live by them? Synopsis: Design principles are the new hotness. Can you even claim to be a design thinking company

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“BadlyImage credit: Simon Berry, "Badly designed cup", July 11, 2014, Flickr

Title: Why Airbnb’s New Head of Design Believes ‘Design-Led’ Companies Don’t Work Context: It’s not who’s leading the culture of your organization that matters, it’s who is being led that makes the difference. Synopsis: The engineers have had their shot

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Design Team Morale vs. Product Quality matrix

Title: UX Is a Canary in a Coal Mine Context: Happy designers = better products. So make sure your designers are happy dammit! Synopsis: Are you happy? Not always an easy question to answer I know. Happiness comes and goes,

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Title: How Designers Are Building Careers in Silicon Valley Context: Designers aren’t just designers anymore. Synopsis: (Ignore the navel gazing “Silicon Valley” qualifier in the title of this post because it adds nothing to the dialog which, make no mistake

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T as in teaching TechImage credit: Kristina Alexanderson, "T as in teaching Tech", June 23, 2012, Flickr

Title: Calculated Misery: The Dark Side of UX Strategy Context: What’s worse; an unintentionally bad user experience or one designed poorly on purpose? Synopsis: One of the unassailable tenets of modern business is that failing to supply customers with a

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Listen, ProfitImage credit: John, “Listen, Profit”, June 6, 2007, Flickr

Title: The Bottom Line Value of Design Context: The most certain path to profit is great design. No you can’t have a raise. Synopsis: The evidence is no longer anecdotal, design commitment is the single most important business differentiator that

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