When Russ and I started writing Liftoff!, we knew right away that we wanted to amplify experiences & perspectives from a broad representation of design leaders. We also made sure we didn’t solely include all the usual suspects who frequently contribute to the greater user experience and design community.
We’re grateful that these folks wanted to help by sharing their voices, either directly as contributors, as a reviewer who read our chapters from start to finish (and sometimes multiple times over), or by telling us a story that we quoted in the book. It’s also worth mentioning that some folks shared amazing stories that unfortunately weren’t able to be included in the text after much hand-wringing with our editors. In addition to the complete list of resources we footnote in the book, we want to highlight a few of the secondary sources whose work has already been published elsewhere but is especially relevant to our message.
Surprise! You’re a Design Manager Now!
Designing Diversity and Inclusion in Your Design Team
Designing Your Hiring Process
Performance Profiles and Interview Guides
Interviewing Potential Team Members
The Home Stretch – From Offers to Onboarding
Unifying the Team Culture with Charters
Designing the One on Ones
Presenting Work and Everything Else
Developing People, Teams, and Careers
A comprehensive list of references and works cited will be provided in the text. In the meantime, a sampling of our secondary sources include:
- Chelsey Glasson
- Hannah McKelvey
- Jacqueline L. Frank
- Danielle Mastrangel Brown
- Camille Fournier
- Yesenia Perez-Cruz
- Nathan Curtis
- Jeneanne Rae
- Maria Guidice
- Lara Hogan
- Julie Zhou