Help people find solutions; don’t tell them what to do: Telling people what you would have done doesn’t necessarily help them. Leveraging examples from past work, other designers’ projects, and industry examples provides feedback and possibilities open to interpretation.
…we talk about the tools we use are we being clear about where our process ends and the tool begins? Or how our process leverages the tools effectively? Do we mention what’s unique in our process that benefits the tool?
…s can better understand how design works and what the team actually needs to do their job well. And product teams can leverage the collective intelligence of other teams when it comes to tackling design challenges of all different types.
When design is a closed process it doesn’t have a chance to grow or strengthen. Worse: when design is done behind closed doors it creates an outward perception of the process being little more than magic. This perception in turn creates unrealistic expectations and perceptions of the hard work designers…
…ch, an Eames lounge chair, each are carefully designed to not only look aesthetically pleasing, but each part of them serves a clear function toward the overarching goal of the thing itself. These are examples of valuable design.