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Learn how jamming provides huge benefits to innovation efforts.

Stop Sprinting and Start Jamming
  • Jamming when designing promotes experimentation and teamwork while sprinting can become misguided and unrealistic.
  • The author draws an analogy between the creative process of producing music and design and shows the number of benefits of jamming:
    • Jamming removes false expectations on the team to accomplish tasks within unrealistic deadlines.
    • Jamming promotes collaboration, curiosity, and experimentation.
    • Jamming allows people to have quiet time between jams to reflect and think by themselves; this gives rise to innovative ideas within the team.
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Start using service design for organisational change.

Stop Doing Digital Transformation
  • According to the author, there are many ways digital transformation can go wrong – ignoring the human layer, money and time disbalance, and using digitisation only.
  • The author believes that organizations should prioritize a more human-centered and experimental approach to change-making if they are to transition successfully.
  • The article covers the main concepts of successful digital transformation:
    • service design;
    • human-centered solutions;
    • lean approach.
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Digital transformation

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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Visualization of different ways of thinking about and solving complex problems.

A linear thinker, a design thinker and a systems thinker walk into a bar…
  • The author provides a vivid example to demonstrate the differences between various types of thinking — linear, design, and systems.
    • Linear thinking divides the problem into smaller sections, addressing each one independently.
    • The search for the best solution starts with the user’s needs and behavior in the search for design thinking.
    • With a focus on interactions and relationships between things, systems thinking adopts a more comprehensive perspective.
  • We place a lot of emphasis on linear thinking as a society. The author believes that the key to the most effective solutions lies within all three types combined.
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A linear thinker, a design thinker and a systems thinker walk into a bar

Who said that design isn’t trendy in government land? Learn more about how you can professionally approach the concept of ‘listening to citizens’ in your organization by making good standards.

Listening To Users: On How To Make a Professional Standard
  • The article covers how you can professionally approach the concept of ‘listening to citizens’ in your organization by making good standards.
  • The author set up a feedback loop between citizens, government counters and policy in an organization and discovered the following perspectives that build up on each other, like a pyramid:
    • Strategy
    • Quality
    • Information flows
    • Structure
    • Culture
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Listening to users: on how to make a professional standard 

The most common fears that hamper the design process and what it takes to transform clients into advocates for your approach.

Fear and Loathing in Design Strategy
  • Going through the design process might be scary for clients since it implies exploring new ideas. Many are generally unfamiliar with design strategy.
  • Some common fears include testing ideas on specific demographic groups, using unconventional research methods, and drawing conclusions based on synthesized data sets.
  • These fears create significant barriers to innovation in design and the best way to overcome them is to involve clients in the design process.

Read the full article to learn more about how fear affects the design process, to help you better empathize when this happens.

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