Andy Thornton shares his roundup of five emerging themes he came across at Leading Design 2018.
Design sprints, the London experience and solving big problems….
It’s not just the 9.58 seconds of running fast that makes Usain Bolt a world champion sprinter. Similarly, a successful design sprint requires both a warm-up and a post-race plan.
How do we let people know what the web can do?
When front-end development is undervalued, performance suffers. And when performance suffers, users pay the price.
Gotta keep ‘em separated …in multiple ways.
I am currently still using an Apple iPhone 5. There, I said it - but for some reason this feels like something of a confession, a nagging thought that I should be ashamed of the ‘old’ technology in my pocket.
In the drive to scale design, organisations often focus on their capability to execute, but forget about their ability to innovate too. In fast-paced markets, your ability to identify and exploit opportunities quickly is crucial to maintaining competitive advantage.
The pattern library map is not the design system territory.
The term “UX Designer” no longer represents the breadth and depth of what we do. Not because we’ve changed, but because the term itself has come to mean something different.
Scaling digital design is likely to provide your organisation with its ongoing competitive advantage, unlock its next innovation and kick-start its next growth spurt.
We shape our tools, and thereafter our tools shape our processes, budgets, and recruitment.
Process is a four letter word.
Design isn’t a cost. Design is an investment. It’s also an opportunity.
The request for “sign-off” is often a smoke screen for what the designer really wants to say.
As a digital design consultancy, we work highly collaboratively with our clients at their offices. As such, we’re naturally exposed to a wide variety of company cultures and ways of working.
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