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How designers can help drive better engineering practices around user interfaces
Design leaders who want to improve visual design in products should spend as much time advocating for better UI and front end engineering practices as they spend focusing on practices within their team. Many designers, within B2B and B2C companies struggle with translating what they design into the actual user
Good leaders ask good questions
A common myth is that leaders make all important decisions. This assumes leaders should own decision making instead of focusing on what’s more important: the decision making process. The reality is that the best leaders I know are the ones that provide clear direction, hire the best people around
Design Ops in scalable design organizations
A few months ago, I shared a view of the design of a scalable design organization [https://www.mynameisjehad.com/designing-a-scalable-design-organization/]. As design organizations grow, and quickly, there is a critical need for ways to ensure their operational excellence. Design Ops [https://www.invisionapp.com/inside-design/designops-handbook/] teams have existed
The difference between a VP of Design and a VP of anything else
Many organizations are hiring their first-ever design leaders. There are likely more VPs and executives leading design teams than ever before. The more I chat with design leaders across the industry, the more a specific question comes up: what is the difference between a VP of Design and a VP
Planning and executing a re-org
There isn’t a work conversation I have had recently with friends, peers, or former teammates across the industry that does not include a discussion of the higher than normal attrition rate companies are seeing. Anecdotally, every single friend of mine that works in tech and is able to change
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