Category: Design
Collecting feedback: Presenting design work

Collecting feedback: Presenting design work

I'm writing a book called Presenting Design Work (to be published by A Book Apart) and it's at the point where I'd love to get feedback. It's only little - about 10,000 words, and should only take a few hours to read. I'm looking for people to read and give feedback...

Communicating design

Communicating design

Design is becoming fairly mainstream, a part of many projects, and frequently discussed in the business press. But still many people think it is all about making an interface look better. Why is this still happening? Donna believes that there are many reasons this...

What designers do

What do designers do? This talk examines the spectrum of design skills - from tactical visual design through to strategic design. It describes what kinds of problems we can solve, what we deliver and who other than designers has these skills.

De-jargonising Design

De-jargonising Design

Words are amazing things. They pack big thoughts into small spaces and let us get ideas out of our head and into someone else’s head. Jargon is an even more amazing thing; it lets us communicate complex ideas with our peers. Instead of having to say that we’ll get...

UX, UI, CX, SD, PD: Does it matter?

UX, UI, CX, SD, PD: Does it matter?

Designers often complain that other people don't know what they do. Let's explore why this happens through the lenses of social identity theory, category theory and linguistics to help understand why it happens and what we can do about it.

From research to design

In this full or half-day, hands-on workshop you’ll learn how to move from a pile of incredibly detailed findings from research (of all kinds – user research, content analysis, business research) to an initial design. We’ll work right through a fun and realistic design...

Old Dog? Time to Learn some New Tricks

Old Dog? Time to Learn some New Tricks

Do you remember when there was so much to learn you didn’t think you’d ever learn it all? The feeling of trying out a technique for the first time? Or how about the first time you presented an idea and people actually agreed with...

There’s no right answer

When we are working on a hard design problem (or even on a fairly easy one), we often realise there are many ways we could go – lots of options and lots of potential solutions. It can be frustrating to figure out which is the right direction to take, the right...

Designing for people

This half-day workshop teaches a set of fundamental principles that are useful for all types of design work – information architecture, interaction design, visual design and even industrial design