Many of us in a DesignOps role are asked — when did you stop designing? The surprise in our faces with that question. The fact that we are not doing wireframes or visual design comps does not mean we stopped designing.
We are now working at a different zoom level. We are working on designing the career paths of designers. We…
A few things caught my attention:
Thank you Laryssa. Formally and informally I have talked to designers in different organizations. While there is positive movement and action about creating diverse and inclusive environments, there are many organizations with rooted cultures that are the opposite. Change will not happen overnight, however, we need to contribute to make that change…
Fredrik Matheson — as you described, we fall into a vicious circle. “People who don’t know, can’t teach” and we are not creating the opportunity or the support system for those “people who know, teach, mentor and coach others.”
I would encourage you to continue networking with fellow designers and potential hiring managers. Once you find an opportunity you are interested in, work with your network. See if you have connections in that company. You may be introduced directly to the hiring manager, which is your best bet, or to the recruiter for that role.
Read in your blog “There are an arrays of blog posts and articles waiting to be published on my desk, but till I have them finished and finalized to some satisfying degree”
Here is some advice from Brad Frost
Thanks Juan — I am going to quote Brad Frost “ Work hard. Don’t be an asshole. Share what you know.”
Unfortunately, we have our own biases, conscious and unconscious, and sometimes we just let them out. Treating our colleagues as “the others” is not healthy for our working relationships or for our growth and maturity as a…
One of the worst things design practitioners could do is alienate the people they need to collaborate with to create and implement solutions to the problems we are tackling. It is not only about shared ownership of the design solution, it is also about inclusion and collaboration.