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“Prototype” vs “Prototype”—Breaking Down and Rebuilding Our Understanding of What We Do


City Tech Auditorium October 24, 2019 11:30 am - 12:00 pm

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Saara Kamppari-Miller

“Prototype” vs “Prototype”—Breaking Down and Rebuilding Our Understanding of What We Do

Re-orgs are inevitable, where the first pain point people encounter is terminology clash. It may feel trite to discuss labels when there are bigger issues to tackle, except that words matter. Words represent processes, methodologies, philosophies, and our values. In this talk I’ll share our story of two multi-disciplinary design teams merging into one. Our pain points, and the exercises we used to break down barriers and create a new team framework for talking with each other about what we really do. Learn how to lead your team from affinity diagram to building a bespoke skills wheel self-assessment.