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From the October #DesignInTech Monthly Briefing
Four Things That I’m Thinking About Design In Tech
- Success is when Design receives the “Best Supporting Actor/Actress” prize instead of the award for the leading roles.
- If you agree with that thesis, then the art of partnering across an organization is the skill with the highest value by far for Design.
- And because Design is an inherently cross- and trans-disciplinary field, it’s well positioned to succeed as the highest value-add partner.
- So in the proverbial 3-legged-stool of product-dev-design, it’s better to think of design as more of a tail than a leg. Naturally, the tail adds balance and expression.
Three Things I’ve Noticed In The Last 30 Days
- Argodesign sold to DXC Technology — noted via daniel harvey.
- IBM Research is open sourcing their bias detection tools — noted via Tom Berno.
- Microsoft has made Open Source a household phrase — this was hard to miss.
Two Unsolicited Non-Tech Products That I ❤
- In Detroit I discovered 20 Minute Candles as a way to gift time.
- Peel cases for smartphones add no weight or extra volume.
One Special Link
- For more information on my “Best Supporting Actor/Actress” point.
One Final Point
- Over the years, my thoughts about how design can work best within the technology industry have changed a lot. What has remain unchanged is my excitement for how fast the intersection of design and technology has been evolving. And I can’t wait to see what happens when machine intelligence finally breaks through. It’ll be a combination of “uh oh” and “oh yeah” and “oh no” and “wow” all at once.