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Liftoff! Practical Design Leadership to Elevate Your Team, Your Organization, and You

Top designers are often thrust into leadership roles, and it’s easy to forget that these two roles do not require the same skillset. In this episode, design managers and Liftoff! co-authors Chris Avore and Russ Unger discuss the mistakes and lessons they—and MANY others—have made in their new book, four years in the works. Liftoff! is a guide for new leaders looking for guidance about managing design teams effectively, and established managers who want to level up their expertise.

Figure It Out: Getting from Information to Understanding

Many years in the works, Figure It Out is coming out in May 2020! In this episode, authors Stephen P. Anderson and Karl Fast discuss the complex world of information (think incomprehensible tax policies to confusing medical explanations) we are faced with, and the ways in which information can be transformed into better presentations, better meetings, better software, and better decisions. Stephen also shares a personal anecdote about part of the inspiration for the book.

Take the 2020 DesignOps Survey

We’re all still figuring out DesignOps and ResearchOps; let’s do it together! Please help us learn more about what you need to develop and improve your organization’s DesignOps and ResearchOps efforts by filling out our survey. Your responses will shape the program for the 2020 DesignOps Summit conference. And we’ll share what we’ve learned with you via the DesignOps community newsletter and site. As added incentive, you’ll be entered to win one of three $100 gift certificates for Rosenfeld Media books.

Engaged: Designing for Behavior Change with author Amy Bucher

In this episode, Amy and Lou Rosenfeld discuss the ethics of data collection, self-determination theory, fitness apps, her new book, and more.

Need Research Operations Advice?

What’s your burning question about Research Operations? Our advice columnist Kate Towsey (Research Operations Manager, Atlassian) can answer—or find someone

What are your burning Design Operations questions?

What’s your burning question about DesignOperations? Our advice columnist Alison Rand (Senior Director, Head of Design Operations at InVision) can answer—or find someone who can!

What you missed in our last Insider Newsletter

One of the benefits of joining our community is our carefully curated Insider Newsletter—here’s a taste of what we shared most recently. Join to receive the next one.

DesignOps Summit 2019 — Call for Presentations

The submission deadline is EOD Monday, May 27. Please note: required fields are marked by an asterisk—and the more information you provide, the better.

Videoconference recording available: Results of our program survey

We received 125 responses to our survey on the state of Design and Research Operations, and what you want to see covered at DesignOps Summit 2019 (October 23-25 in Brooklyn, NY). During our next community videoconference, Abby Covert and her conference co-curators will present initial results and lead a discussion on the zeitgeist of DesignOps and how you can participate in this year’s conference program.

Panel Discussion – Communicating the Value of DesignOps

How might we define DesignOps for the purpose of selling the idea and communicating its value organization-wide? How might DesignOps and ResearchOps have a measurable impact?

Leisa Reichelt – Opening Keynote DesignOps 2018 – Operating in Context

In this talk, Leisa shares her experience of completely resetting her idea of best practice, implementing a strategy that is the opposite of what everyone expected, and why so few people do what they think is right.