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over 4 years ago from Christian Beck, Executive Design Partner

  • Duke CavinskiDuke Cavinski, over 4 years ago

    what about pair designing

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    • Christian Beck, over 4 years ago

      Nice call. I have actually never done that so it didn't even occur to me.

      2 points
    • Bevan StephensBevan Stephens, over 4 years ago

      Xtreme design we call it. Didn’t realise it was a thing beyond my small team. It rules.

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    • Andrew Washuta, over 4 years ago

      Pairing for designers is an amazing tactic, but not without pitfalls. It's super good for generating ideas together and talking through design decisions in the moment, as well as course-correcting if someone is getting off track. It's great for relinquishing the silos us designers usually fall into. I do think there is a time and place for it though, not always. Too much and you might end up not pushing the boundaries as much as you would have had you separated and then paired after for feedback. Ie. Can't have too much of a good thing. But overall, I like it, it's great. We have product designers at our company who lead features and then will pair occasionally with other designers when a design jam is needed.

      2 points
      • Christian Beck, over 4 years ago

        Interesting. I suppose I’ve done this inadvertently from time to time; definitely in situations like you’ve described.

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