We talk to Tom Greever about Articulating Design Decisions. How do we talk about our designs effectively with stakeholders? Every designer has to explain (and justify) their design decisions to non-designers but what are the skills tactics and methods that are needed to pull this off in a way that opens the door for your project to create or improve the user experience?
In this classic episode Per and James are joined by Christopher McCann to talk to Tom.
“We become facilitators in a discussion about design with people that don’t know how to talk about design. I think if we see that as our role, it becomes a lot easier to jump into that meeting and be effective. The problem is that we don’t always see ourselves in that role. We see ourselves as being there to receive feedback from them.”
(Listening time: 45 minutes, transcript)
- Full transcript for episode 302
- Tom Greever:
- Articulating design decisions
- Stakeholder analysis
- Turning Stubborn Stakeholders Into UX Allies in 3 Easy Steps
- Discussing design (book)
- Leading with a “Yes and”
- How to win friends and influence people (book summary)
- What Dale Carnegie’s “How to Win Friends and Influence People” Can Teach the Modern Worker
- Documenting design decisions is important for product designers
- How to Rehearse for an Important Presentation
- 4 simple steps to designing a strong user experience
- Articulating design designs: Tom Greever video presentation
- What Is the Dunning-Kruger Effect?
- Episode 168: Articulating more design decisions with Tom Greever
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