Design Systems, Sprint Weeks and other UX Snake Oils(medium.com)

8 months ago from Christian Beck, Executive Design Partner

  • Jim SilvermanJim Silverman, 8 months ago

    "Mixed remote teams are the worst."

    very true, it's all or nothing when it comes to remote teams. mixed remote tends to make those not in the office feel like peripheral members.

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    • Steven CavinsSteven Cavins, 8 months ago

      Any thoughts on entire teams that are (variably) partially remote and partially in-office?

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      • David ThornDavid Thorn, 8 months ago

        I'm currently in a (mostly) 4 day remote, 1 day in office team, and one person relocated so they are fully remote and it makes things difficult since there was a system that allowed some face time and some grind time.

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        • Steven CavinsSteven Cavins, 8 months ago

          So much is lost in Slack / chat in terms of tone and personality, I just wonder what it's like for teams that primarily communicate this way and their relationships.

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          • Christian Beck, 7 months ago

            I have the same curiosity. I talk to people who genuinely love it so I’m sure I’m wrong in making a uniform criticism. But my feeling is that teams need a contingent in locations otherwise it’s lonely and inefficient. Those working remote lose so much from being near others; and often they don’t even know what they’re missing.

            It’s funny to me that on one side we hear so much about the importance of geography in how it breeds innovation in ecosystems like SV and now Austin. So if that’s true then how can remote teams be better than co-located?

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