Hey all, hope everyone is doing well. I have some exciting things happening over the next few months that I’d want you to be a part of.

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Being promoted to a manager for the first time and building an organization can be daunting. While your first thought may be to put the team on your back, that won’t be sustainable or conducive to growth. …

We need our allies to step up more than ever.

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I’m dealing with another round of grief, anger, and profound sadness. I check in with friends, family, colleagues, and then go out into the world with the anxiety of wondering if I’ll be next.

I read the article entitled, Maintaining Professionalism in the age of Black Death Is…A Lot by…

Object-Oriented Design for Product Designers

We are going to take a 10,000-foot view of the 10,000 foot-view.

Let’s talk about Object Oriented Design and how this approach can be applied to your design process.

Its origin comes from a common framework in the software engineering world. …

Fight case study fatigue. Turn that wall of text into finesse!

I’ve had the opportunity to give several portfolio reviews, and I want to share some common themes I see and how you can improve them to put your best foot forward as you search for that new product design gig.

1. Tie in the business objective

Ideas are great, and it is a common practice to…

Early this year, Regine Gilbert released Inclusive Design for a Digital World. From a design perspective, there were a lot of great insights to unpack, so I’d like to share my key takeaways and actionable steps to jump-start your organization on inclusive and accessible design.

In the synopsis, her book…

I was recently asked what does it mean to be innovative? Now, this is a very broad question and can lead to many meandering thoughts so to add some guardrails, I will be speaking mainly in the realm of a product organization. …

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When you’re working on an in-house design team, you are likely working with many different projects — stakeholders and prioritization may change from one week to the next. Given the nature of this, things may not always run smoothly. …

A quick primer on GDPR and what that means for you

So what is the deal with all these emails, prompts, pop-ups, about privacy policy statements that you’ve been receiving? It’s about the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that took effect May 25th. …

A common adage in the product design world is “don’t make users think”. It can be a challenging goal to achieve, but what if I told you, getting there could be easier?

Gestalt theory implies that the mind understands the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. …

Harrison Wheeler

User Experience Manager at LinkedIn. Former Design Manager at Zendesk Sell. Midwest born and raised. Connect with me at hello@harrisonwheeler.com

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