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Thanks, Josh. Hope it proves useful to you.
Sorry that scared you off as there're a lot of useful insights in there.
We hear you, and appreciate you patience, Josh. As you might expect, Studio is a big product, and we want to make sure we ship our best work. We've gotten lots of support in the design community with early testing and helpful feedback. It's helped us refine greatly.
Studio is coming soon, and we hope you find it useful in your design practice!
Hi, David. Would love to learn more. Just DMed you on Twitter with details to kick off the conversation.
I agree without just need to hire more designers. Developing your own pattern library/design system can help your current designers work more efficiently.
Writing about your research process and findings are a great way to show your skills. If you can, write about how your research affected the product and use experience.
I'll be writing and speaking about design best practices that'll help teams do better work and help companies use design to grow. I'll run workshops for some of our customers, I'll continue to speak at conferences around the world, and I'll publish plenty of articles to guide designers. It's not content marketing, I'm not trying to sell InVision. I wan to help our industry see the value of design.
I don't have a grand vision of what design will look like in the future, but I do see a challenge we face. Agile development is the common wisdom of our time, helping us move faster, but it's a very developer-centric process. Designers often struggle to find their place in the process and can feel like an add-on rather than an equal. We'll need to find a way for design to fit into the process as a peer if we want to continue to do satisfying work.
JTBD is a very helpful process to focus design work. We used the process extensively at MailChimp. I haven't written anything about Jobs myself, but this video provides a good primer. This article provides a solid guide to conducting JTBD interviews with your customers.
Although I've certainly been in situations where team members disagree on an approach to a design, it always gets sorted out through discussion. Chances are there's a decider who can make the final call. If you're trying to figure out what to prioritize in your roadmap, consider create a RICE score.
Working with a client along the way shortens the feedback loop and can help you get closer to the right design solution faster.
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