In such a world, the last thing a teacher needs to give her pupils is more information. They already have far too much of it. Instead, people need the ability to make sense of information, to tell the difference between what is important and what is unimportant, and, above all, to combine many bits of information into a broad picture of the world.
Data nerds need designers who can understand the data being presented and know the best chart types to convey the nerd’s point. Nerds need designers who can take what they already know about spot colors and condensed fonts and apply those concepts to graphs so the story shines through.
Before the first cohort was hired, there was no job classification that existed in our HR systems for so-called “Designer.” A handful of visionary, gritty design advocates including Fahad Osmani, Design Director, and Jodi Cutler, Design Principal, paved the way when they created a design-specific job classification within our HR systems and defined a design career framework at IBM in 2013. It was one of the earliest and most essential structural artifacts that built momentum to create a sustainable culture of design.
…goal in some way? The real world isn’t so simple, and often has many competing goals and constraints. As a designer, what are you already doing, to help define the objectives and goals for a project? As critical as this is to teamwork, it’s the single, driving factor for machines. We can — and shou…
…ou can decide whether or not to continue investing in the project. Real options allow you to learn! As my professor Peter Ritchken says, “you should think of the project as an investment in an option. If you learn good things, then you exercise the option and win big. If you learn bad things, you walk away after the information becomes available.”
…money” at which point we can make a decision to commit to one path over another, learning as we go. An article from the McKinsey Quarterly about the value of real options even makes the statement that “… the option valuation recognizes the value of learning.”