Curing Design Complacency

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Have you ever had a dream project that slowly evolved into a state of mediocracy by the time it launched?

We may have an epidemic on our hands: complacency. This disease is often triggered by short timelines, unset expectations, corporate red tape, lack of research, budget and sometimes motivation.

Fortunately, there is a cure! Together, we will focus on how to keep pushing past the status quo to create something in which we can all be proud.

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Curing Design Complacency

  1. 1. Complacency Curing Design
  2. 2. 0 20 40 60 80 100 Time Excitement
  3. 3. 0 20 40 60 80 100 Time Excitement
  4. 4. a feeling of being satisfied with how things are and not wanting to try to make them better complacency noun | com·pla·cen·cy | kəm-ˈplā-sən(t)-sē
  5. 5. Common Causes Design Complacency
  6. 6. Douglas Adams I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by. ‘‘I love deadlines.
  7. 7. Excited to start working on this project!
  8. 8. 3 additional Wait, projects are kicking off?
  9. 9. How many revisions? In Photoshop? In all screen sizes?
  10. 10. Are these within our current scope?
  11. 11. Internet
 Explorer 8? Did you just say
  12. 12. Ping! Ping! Ping! Ping!
  13. 13. 8 new meeting requests?
  14. 14. Bunch of other slides
  15. 15. Optimize Your Workflow
  16. 16. Ping! Ping! Ping! Ping! Ping! Ping! Ping! Ping! Ping! Ping! Constant Interruptions Ping! Ping!
  17. 17. Better Meetings
  18. 18. Prioritize Tasks
  19. 19. Cost of Perfection
  20. 20. Purposeful Constraints … build and test nearly any idea in just 40 hours. ‘‘
  21. 21. Politics Workplace
  22. 22. People Ask The Right
  23. 23. Work Sell Your
  24. 24. Work Sell Your
  25. 25. Motivation Lacking
  26. 26. Attend Events
  27. 27. Beyond Design
  28. 28. Data-informed
  29. 29. Data-informed overv
  30. 30. Henry Ford ‘‘ If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses
  31. 31. Henry Ford ‘‘ If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses
  32. 32. Rule 3-Click
  33. 33. Fold Above the
  34. 34. KLPA (Joshua Kulpa) Andy Clarke, “Counting Stars: Creativity over Predictability” ‘‘ I fear that we're creating a web the full of safe designs because we’re driven by 
 the need in some of us for predictability, reliability and for repeatability …
  35. 35. Failure Embracing
  36. 36. Magic Link
  37. 37. Easy Payments
  38. 38. Easier Payments
  39. 39. Fun Clever and
  40. 40. Wilson Miner, “When We Build” ‘‘ We’re actually in the process of building an environment where we’ll spend most of our time for the rest of our lives …
  41. 41. Design can Influence Elections
  42. 42. Design Can Change The World
  43. 43. Stacy Kvernmo Thank you! @StacyKvernmo

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