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Making Big, Bold Assertions to Drive Design Strategy

Design strategy is built on assertion. On the way to a great design strategy is the creation of a series of value assertions: driving statements that guide creative exploration and describe our commitment to our customers. Read more...


How Does a Design Strategist Think?

Some forms of design are easy to judge. I can look at a website, judge the aesthetics of the site, and then form an opinion about it (and I can also judge the talent of the team that worked on it). Read more...

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The Rise (And Fall?) of Corporate Design Education

Corporate design education is saturated. Some of these educational programs take the form of workshops and training in-house, often led by consultancies, while others are bootcamps that are separate from companies but funded by corporate training dollars. Read more...


The Power of a Story

We all know it’s important to be “user centered.” When we move pixels around and build flows and put pieces and parts together, we’re in the pragmatics of building and shipping products and user-centeredness is clear. Read more...

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