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Monday, October 8 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Guaranteed Successful Design

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There are a lot of ways to approach design. Some are well known and commonly used, others are obscure or often not well-implemented. This talk is a survey of 17 useful techniques that are not well known (Axiomatic Design, Wardley mapping), or are known but not sufficiently practiced (draw the map, deliver higher-value information).

Topics include:
  • Separate function from implementation (Axiomatic Design) 
  • Solve the abstraction first, or see how it was solved in other domains 
  • Track your assumptions 
  • Introduce constructive constraints 
  • Pursue bigger, better boxes 
  • Deliver insight and actions, not just information 
  • Architect for human use 
  • Draw the map or diagram 
  • Consider what could go wrong 
  • Design for human inaction 
  • Track opportunities for improvement 
  • Do root cause analysis 
  • Analyze the market visually 
  • Predict the (inevitable) future with Wardley mapping 
  • Pursue much bigger boxes 
  • Work on stuff that matters 
  • Save the world

Three key takeaways:
  • Learn how to find the right problem to solve, and solve it well 
  • Learn to think more holistically about the design process and problem-solving 
  • Your choices matter and have an impact on the world

Speaker
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Noah Iliinsky

Information and Visualization Designer, UX Architect, Amazon Web Services
Noah is an Information & visualization designer, UX architect, and author/speaker. He designs processes, systems, and platforms that help people explore and communicate information more effectively. He deconstructs complex problem spaces in a systematic way and then represents the... Read More →


Monday October 8, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Galvanize - Lumber Yard

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