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Getting Unstuck in Design Conversations

A playbook for keeping discussions flowing

Dan Brown
Dan Brown
May 13 · 7 min read

Framing: Set the tone

The framing stage of a conversation entails setting the stage so everyone can contribute to the best of their ability.

When you’re stuck in Framing

Extracting: Gather raw materials

In the extracting stage of a conversation, the facilitator draws an initial set of ideas out of participants.

When you’re stuck in Extracting

Composing: Assemble new ideas

When the participants are composing, they’re taking the raw ideas and turning them into something new and interesting.

When you’re stuck in Composing

Reflecting: Generate insights

Finally, in reflecting the participants revisit the outcomes and put them into context.

When you’re stuck in Reflecting



EightShapes

A collection of stories, studies, and deep thinking from EightShapes

Dan Brown

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Dan Brown

Designer • Co-founder of @eightshapes • Author of 3 books on UX • http://bit.ly/danbooks • Board gamer • Family cook

EightShapes

A collection of stories, studies, and deep thinking from EightShapes