Links for Week 4, 2018

Building New Organizational Models to Achieve True Digital Transformation
People have been shown by Amazon, Google, and even Twitter, how easy things can be. So, they just expect things to work and to be relatively simple.

A new (and beautiful) documentation tool. Looks promising.

The UX of AI
If you aren’t aligned with a human need, you’re just going to build a very powerful system to address a very small—or perhaps nonexistent—problem.

How to design An Innovation Culture
A webinar video of Alex Osterwalder (Strategyzer co-founder) and Dave Gray (XPLANE co-founder) talk about intentionally designing your corporate innovation culture.

Want To Build A Culture Of Innovation? Master The Design Critique
Successful design critiques is based on honesty and trust. It reminds me this tweet from John Maeda:

Links for Week 3, 2018

Design Studios, When Done Well, Change Organizations For The Better
Well-facilitated design studios [workshops] also focus more on the problem, less on solutions.

How I Teach
Last week I said to read anything Jon Kolko publishes. This week, he published a new and free book. Go. Read. Now. This book is for anyone who works with other people, in any capacity.

Future of Design in Start-Ups
Nothing too surprising here. Designers are increasingly transitioning from the agency to the enterprise. Skills will follow suite.

Adele—Repository of Design Systems Design Systems are extremely helpful as teams scale. This repository is one of the best I’ve seen.

Laws of UX
Lovely single-purpose site; fun just to view.

Choose An Amazing Boss. Role Is Secondary. I’ve been fortunate to have a number of supportive bosses. However, there is a difference between a supportable boss and an Amazing (enabling) boss.

Links for Week 2, 2018

A collection of Soviet Control Rooms
Some photos of beautiful, mid-century control rooms of power stations, control towers, and the like.

Inside One of America’s Last Pencil Factory
A fascinating look into the art of making pencils.

Dysfunctional Products Come from Dysfunctional Organizations
I’ve seen this situation play out time and time again. And here’s a little tip—do yourself a favor and read everything by Jon Kolko.

Workplace Hygiene in Sketch
Good rules for design teams to operate by.

How to Resolve Conflicts with a Remote Coworker
Great advice if you work with people, remote or not.

Links for Week 1, 2018

How To Power Down And Find Your #JOMO Flow This Year
Pause. Disconnect. You’re not missing anything, you’re enjoying your life.

10 Product Management Articles You Should Have Read in 2017
Some good nuggets in here…

10 New Principles Of Good Design
Design is an ever-changing field. In a nod to Dieter Rams, Here’s a list of 10 skills designers should strive to have.

UX Research – A dedicated role, or a skill everyone develops? The answer: Yes.
Research can be a skill, or a dedicated role.

Leading Design Research can be a Full Time Job (or not)
At Nasdac, project or organization scale has created the need for dedicated researchers.