The reason design projects that neglect research fail isn’t because of a lack of knowledge. It’s because of a lack of shared knowledge.
“I read this and I started crying and (my wife) was like, what the fuck are you crying about?”
Last week I was standing at the edge of the metaphoric career cliff.
This week was really productive and positive.
The difference was:
- first thing Monday I picked up the phone and rang someone about work.
- and then I had a heap of conversations with different clever people all week.
Last week I worked away by myself and went mental.
I think there is a learning in here somewhere.
Pick up the phone.
Some useful lectures and hand-outs here from the SproutX Pre-Accelerator course.
Design as a discipline is evolving and becoming a sophisticated catalyst for positive impact on projects big and small, but the road to results is far from formulaic.
School taught me “maps,” but nothing about “terrain.”
If someone tells you that whatever design process you’re using “is not very Agile”, the correct response is “of course not, because this isn’t development.”