As organizations continue to establish and mature their in-house design teams, it turns out there’s very little common wisdom on what makes for a successful design organization. Books and presentations tend to focus on process, methods, tools, and outcomes, leaving a gap of knowledge when it comes to organizational and operational matters.
In this talk, Kristin Skinner discusses how to coordinate efforts and structure teams within large organizations. She covers:
- Realizing the Potential of Design
- Organizational Models / The Centralized Partnership
- The 5 Stages of Design Organizations
- The 12 Qualities of Effective Design Organizations
She also stresses the impact that design can have on business and highlights the importance of design managers in coordinating in-house efforts, advocating for quality, and enabling culture.
More information can be found in Kristin's book with Peter Merholz, Org Design for Design Orgs: Building and Managing In-House Design Teams, published by O'Reilly in August 2016.