Writing

My five most recent posts…

  • Ethics in Design- You have seen it When I started in the design field, I had trouble finding a job that was a good match for both my entry level skill set and my hunger to do exciting design work. At that point, getting steady work took precedent and I took a job with a company that brought…
  • Engaging the Sales Team for Design Research-   When designing in enterprise and b2b environments, it's tempting to believe that the customers are easy to get to for the purposes of research, feedback, and product development. I mean, our sales and customer support teams talk to them all day! But that's not the case, not by a long shot. Connecting with business…
  • The 6-1-1 Sketching Session- What's all this then? A 6-1-1 is a structured sketching exercise. You may recognize it as a miniature version of a design studio workshop (example) or you may also see that it is very similar to some of the methods popularized through Lean UX and Design Sprints. I developed the 6-1-1 as a lightweight workshop…
  • A Sample Design Collaboration Cadence- In order to maintain a decent level of collaboration within a design team, while maintaining a productive pace, and keeping transparent about upcoming roadblocks and needs for solutions, and finding opportunities to support each others in our design practice.... I ended up with a cadence of quick and straightforward cadence of check-ins and working sessions. This…
  • A Design Practice- Over the course of my career, a framework has started to come into view for a establishing or augmenting a design practice.* The framework has three key ingredients: Methods: What do you do? Infrastructure: What do you use to do it? Personal Growth: What are you getting out of it? Attention to these three areas…