How to receive brutally honest feedback
And only at the end try to give context, application, and audience.
How to decide if to rebuild or adapt a new system
In very complicated systems, if you discover that the update is more convenient than the rebuild you might save a lot of time and resources.
How to prepare and run a software demo: prompts
Presenting a piece of software is a [[presentation]] so anything applicable to the art and craft of presenting can be applied to software as well.
Knowing the Pieces Before the Assembly
functions and their potential for connection, it could be inefficient or, worst, harmful.
Coherence in Data-Gathering
Without knowing the rules at the source of that data you can increase its quality by applying the deduction you can make.
Notes on Hierarchy
Hierarchy is a way to organize information in a tree shape. Higher level of depth provide higher detail. A hierarchy requires a design approach.
Beauty is in How it Works
a beautifully designed object is something that works well, for the purpose it has been created for.
Showing The Design Process vs The Final Product
Present the final product to persuade and impress. Show the design process to build trust and add depth.
Co-Designing Solutions with Developers
Developers, the product builders must be always part of the ongoing product design activity. Otherwise co-design with them after initial specs are done.
What We Talk About When We Talk About Design and Business Consultancy
partial list of the topics I’ve touched while doing a design consultancy.