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Tiny Tactic

How to Ask for Help

Christian Beck
Aug 1, 2018 · 5 min read

Asking for help is like asking for directions, it only occurs to you when you actually know you’re lost.


Challenges

“I don’t even know what to ask for help with”

“I’m supposed to be the expert, not the one asking for help”

Asking good questions doesn’t show incompetence, asking no questions does.

“I don’t need help…I got this” (aka, “Hold my beer”)


Tactics

Present your design whether you’re ready or not

Explain your design to someone outside your design team

Under-promise, over-deliver

Designers that don’t estimate will act recklessly — and that often results in not asking for help when it’s clearly needed.


UX Power Tools

A publication for designers, written by designers.

Christian Beck

Written by

By day, executive designer at Innovatemap where I help tech companies design marketable products. By night, co-founder of UX Power Tools.

UX Power Tools

A publication for designers, written by designers.

Christian Beck

Written by

By day, executive designer at Innovatemap where I help tech companies design marketable products. By night, co-founder of UX Power Tools.

UX Power Tools

A publication for designers, written by designers.

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