Dan Brown

Collaborative Design Discovery: Essential Techniques for Learning Together

Four Essential Techniques for Successful Project Definition

Date: This event took place live on December 17 2015

Presented by: Dan Brown

Duration: Approximately 60 minutes.

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Without Discovery, design projects collapse into a disorganized mess. As a designer, you rely on Discovery to clarify the assignment and establish a north star to guide your team's work. To ensure everyone is pointed at the same star, however, you need great collaboration.

Have you ever wondered...

  • What makes for great design Discovery?
  • What are the essential ingredients to design Discovery?
  • How is a designer's mindset the key to great collaboration?
  • How can designers think more strategically about the Discovery process?
  • What collaborative behaviors should designers cultivate for great Discovery?

See Dan live at our inaugural O'Reilly Design Conference in San Francisco, CA, on January 19-22, where he will be speaking about Crafting the discovery phase: First steps in effective UX

About Dan Brown

In 2006, Dan Brown co-founded EightShapes, a design firm based in Washington, D.C. EightShapes designs digital products and systematizes design standards for Fortune 500 clients. Most recently, Dan has conducted user research for a major networking provider, prepared user profiles for an online media company, and led the design of a web-based responsive dashboard for a software company.

Dan's two books, Communicating Design and Designing Together, deal with communications and collaboration on design teams, and are widely considered to be essential reading for UX designers. UX teams all over the world have played his game Surviving Design Projects, to improve their conflict management skills.

Twitter: @brownorama

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