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Burned out leaders lead teams to burn out.

Compassion is a Strategy
  • The author believes that compassion helps create teams and organizations that foster not just “human centered design” but organizations and structure that help people thrive rather than crushing them.
  • The author shares her own story and gives tips on how to become a more effective compassionate leader:
    • Let go of control and delegate intentionally
    • Caring for yourselves and your families
    • Let the news and the fullness of your experience into work
    • Cancel things
    • Work on your emotional distance
    • Place a higher value on your mental and physical health than on your work
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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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Zoom has seen massive success over the last few years. However, some of its issues can make the overall experience pretty clunky and odd at times. Find out what are those in the article below.

Zoom UX Review: 8 Ways To Make The App Better
  • The article covers some issues in Zoom product’s overall experience and some user needs that the author believes to be still unmet.
  • The list of Zoom’s issues to be improved:
    • Starting an instant meeting
    • Opening Zoom links
    • Endless scroll
    • When someone requests to join the call
    • Look and feel
    • Weird way to be logged in as a host
    • Integration with desktop and collaboration
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What AI-infused UX is and how to design AI-powered products

AI UX Design: A New Way Of Designing
  • This article breaks down what AI-infused UX is and how to design AI-powered products.
  • The author unpacks the following points in AI-infused UX:
    • Personalization and customization
    • Automation and productivity
    • Data collection
  • Things to bear in mimd when designing AI-powered products:
    • Trust
    • Usability Testing
  • At the moment there are 2 major ways AI can help designers do their jobs better: automating routine tasks and gathering and interpreting usage data.
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3 key things to keep in mind on the way to becoming an influential strategic player

When Growth Feels Like Failure
  • UX researchers tend to be people who like to see the impact of their work. However, as researchers climb their career ladders these stories often start to fall apart, causing self-doubt.
  • The authors talks about a few key things to keep in mind on the way to becoming an influential strategic player:
    1. Ripple effects are part of impact.
    2. The bigger the ship the slower the turn
    3. Ownership becomes communal
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*and accelerators, incubators, studios, leadership programs, etc.

There Is No Transformation Without Integration
  • The article covers the whole process of integrating transformation
  • The author unpacks the following ideas:
    • The Journey Outward
    • Campbell’s Model of the hero’s journey
    • Moving from mythological adventure to practical deed
    • Integrating a transformative experience
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