Read more: Dissent is a form of caring, not resistance
Note: The title of this post comes from Peter Block’s book Community: The Structure of Belonging, which I highly recommend. It’s your big day. You’ve just given a presentation to your colleagues about the idea you’ve been working on for the past two weeks. You’re down to the last few slides and feeling a rush
How to approach startups and growth in 12 simple pointsTags: growth, project management, startups, strategyRead more: How to approach startups and growth in 12 simple points
Over the past 15 years, I have spent a lot of time working with startups. I have worked with software, hardware, analogue, VC-backed, bootstrapped, and Kickstarter startups. Some of them went public, others went out of business. Some of them found the right product-market fit, while others did not. Here’s how to approach startups and
Intelligent servants, eloquent parrots and conversational user interfaceTags: chatGPT, conversational AI, interface, Product Design, UXRead more: Intelligent servants, eloquent parrots and conversational user interface
My colleague, a data scientist, completely unimpressed by the hype around ChatGPT, summed it up as, “In the end, it’s just an eloquent parrot”. So what’s so special about it?
The must-have components for effective decision making in a teamRead more: The must-have components for effective decision making in a team
When I talk about collective decision making, the most common question I hear is, “Oh, those endless discussions must be very time consuming, right?”. People often think that collaborative decision making is the same as an endless (and pointless) discussion club. As a facilitator and team member, I have seen that it can be much
Read more: Self-governance: 8 lessons I have learned
It’s been almost two years since I have worked in a self-governing organization, and it seems like a good time to reflect on it. Here is what self-governance is: A hierarchy-free organization with autonomy and voluntary collaboration, democratic decision-making, no management, and no external control This concept has been around for centuries, but it has
Read more: Emotions and empathy in UX design (interview, polish)
Emocje i empatia w projektowaniu UX Strefa Designu SWPS Empatia pozwala spojrzeć na świat z perspektywy drugiego człowieka. To może być jednak trudne dla projektanta. Przez wiele lat zajmuje się badaniami, ekspertyzami, tworzeniem person, a tu nagle musi porzucić swoją eksperckość i przyznać użytkownikowi, że ten wie lepiej? O roli empatii i emocji w procesie projektowym mówi Helena Ebert, projektantka.
Quotes on designTags: design, Product DesignRead more: Quotes on design
But, in fact, we are all collective beings, let us place ourselves as we may. For how little have we, and are we, that we can strictly call our own property? We must all receive and learn both from those who were before us, and from those who are with us. Even the greatest genius
Read more: Art, design, pink gold with diamonds and aesthetic taste
“When we come to cultural and artistic parallels [between our time and the Middle Ages] the scene proves far more complex. On the one hand we find a fairly perfect correspondence between two ages that, in different ways but with identical educational Utopias and with equal ideological camouflage of their paternalistic aim to control minds,
Read more: Presenting data to people
Information is only useful if it can be understood. Since our ability to collect exponential amounts of data does not match our evolutionarily stable ability to process and reflect on it, we resort to data visualisations or infographics.
Read more: Notes on Design Process: Expectations
Expectations are important. “Clients seem to get the advertising they deserve. The good ones, they’re risk takers. They’re willing to risk failures for extraordinary success. The bad clients? Fear dribbles down from the top. No one says so, in so many words, but you know no risks will be tolerated, no rules will be broken,