Key habits of highly productive product designers

Three more tips to improve your efficiency and effectiveness

  1. Reign in the meetings — pick up the phone, enforce boundaries, set meeting objectives, and allocate a no-meeting zone
  2. Plan your work — under schedule yourself and overestimate the complexity of a task, do more bottom-up planning vs. top-down
  3. Triage — reassess your priorities and focus on what matters

1. Reign in the meetings


Five tips to improve your efficiency and effectiveness


Giving away answers will level the playing field


Key habits of highly effective designers

How to manage your design projects by planning for the number one resource–yourself.

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Plans are useless but planning is indispensable


Tips on how to navigate the job search and land your next gig

Before diving in…


Key habits of highly effective designers

Increase your capacity to execute and develop your intuition through mini-feedback loops.

Design for progress > perfection
Make it a daily goal to show progress


Key habits of highly effective designers

Move faster by revealing the process through sketches, whiteboards and by printing your work out

  1. Sketching and taking notes
  2. Whiteboarding during meetings
  3. Printing your work out and sharing it broadly

Carry a sketchpad


Be a better design partner and leader by incorporating these habits into your process


Part 2

Using core design methods to solve problems on new platforms.

The Glass UI lives in the prism

Glass at a glance


Part 1

Lessons learned in augmented cognition, designing for healthcare and thinking beyond screens.

Glass found a new home in the doctor’s office

Dan Shilov

Designer and author of Land Your Dream Design Job (dreamjob.design) a guide for UX Designers to find their next role.

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