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Excellence is deliberate.

Designers, Excellence Is Not Accidental
  • The author speculates on reaching excellence in design backing the arguments with his own experience of delivering product strategy for Internet and Screen Accountability software Covenant Eyes.
  • Excellence in design is not something that comes to you naturally; it is deliberate and comes with effort.
  • Excellence starts with mastering design skills through learning, making mistakes, and, eventually, making a habit of putting to work everything you’ve learned.
  • In the pursuit of excellence, intelligent execution is an essential step. The author advises that you should always take into account the environment in which the plan is to be implemented. Also, you should have a thorough awareness of the framework and the organization you are working with.
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To hear Dave Snowden talk at Design Thinking Ireland was to be treated to an avalanche of fascinating and deeply interconnected ideas like no other. The talk also seriously overwhelmed my sketchnoting abilities.

Chaos, Derrida and Pigeons: Things I Learnt From Dave Snowden
  • The article covers a talk Dave Snowden gave at Designing Thinking Ireland telling about his developed Cynefin framework — a powerful decision-making framework that attempts to give us tools to absorb uncertainty, create resilience, and thrive in a complex world.
  • The authors unpacks the following ideas:
    • Consciousness is a distributed function
    • Dark chocolate consumption and Nobel laureates
    • Derrida and aporia
    • Distributive ethnography
    • Embracing ambiguity
    • Exaptation
    • Falcon and the pigeon
    • Frozen Two and the adjacent possible
    • Order, complexity, and chaos
    • Sense-making
    • Triopticon
    • Wisdom of Crowds
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Just what are the differences between user stories and use cases? Don’t they have the same goals? But, user stories and use cases are not quite the same.

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We talk with UserZoom CEO Alfonso de la Nuez about the importance of user testing, how to recruit panelists, and why research is an inspiration.

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Prototyping facilitates rapid iteration and fail-fast (and learn-fast) experimentation, and helps the whole product team push technical limits.

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