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September 16, 2017
Matt Eng
@engmatthew
Creative Soul Searching
Take This Job and Love It!
#bigd17
Take an Index Card and a Pen Draw Something
Intro
Hi @engmatthew
#bigd17
IBM Design
@engmatthew @engmatthew
#bigd17
IBM Design
@engmatthew @engmatthew
#bigd17
UX/UI Designer
at Mozido
UI Designer
at Golfsmith
UX Designer at BestFit IxD and Research @ IDEAN
@engmatthew
#bigd17
@engmatthew
#bigd17
@engmatthew
#bigd17
@engmatthew
#bigd17
@engmatthew
#bigd17
@engmatthew
#bigd17
IBM is known for its technology
not for connecting with people
“ Roxy Huntington
Head of Design at TradeMe
@engmatthew
#bigd17
Challenges
Challenges
Challenges
@engmatthew
#bigd17
Challenges
@engmatthew
#bigd17
Challenges
@engmatthew
#bigd17
A lot of talented designers freaked out and left
Problem
Foster a creative environment to increase engagement and reduce turnover
Hypothesis
Our Approach
Approach - Short Term
Control
Influence
Concern
Approach - Short Term
Control
Concern
Approach - Short Term
Control
THREATS
Approach - Short Term
FEAR
Concern
Approach - Short Term
Control
INFLUENCE
Concern
Approach - Short Term
Control
INFLUENCE
Concern
Good leaders make
their teams feel safe“ Simon Sinek
Leaders Eat Last
Approach - Short Term
Start with my
designers
@engmatthew
#bigd17
Approach - Short Term
design feedbackInternal Review
@engmatthew
#bigd17
Approach - Short Term
Next, focus on how
designers…
@engmatthew
#bigd17
Approach - Short Term
Work with
developers
@engmatthew
#bigd17
Approach - Short Term
Reviews with
the right
people
Approach - Short Term
Epics and
Stories
@engmatthew
Approach - Short Term
Folders, Files,
and Naming
@engmatthew
#bigd17
Approach - Long Term
OM workshopRoad Mapping
@engmatthew
#bigd17
EXPLORE AND GROW
Explore and Grow
Approach - Long Term
Schedule time
Designer lost in an art exhibit
Innovation
Time
@engmatthew
#bigd17
Approach - Long Term
“After a few Friday afternoons, 

I learned to code prototypes”
John Challis
Visual Designer
@engmatt...
Approach - Long Term
“I thought it would be fun to teach
people about circuit breakers”
Logan McCaul
Front End Developer
@...
Approach - Long Term
“Create a poster that represents
the meaning of ‘home’”
Cameron Sandage
Visual Designer
@engmatthew
#...
Approach - Long Term
Skill building
and growth
@engmatthew
#bigd17
Approach - Long Term
After Hours Post Show
Cameron Sandage
Visual Designer
@engmatthew
Approach - Long Term
Discovering
the Team
@engmatthew
Approach - Long Term
Deeper Dives
@engmatthew
#bigd17
Approach - Long Term
DISC
DISC Index measures your preferred behavioral style and the Values
Index measures your motivatio...
Approach - Long Term
DISC
Approach - Long Term
DISC
Approach - Long Term
DISC
Approach - Long Term
Deeper Dives
@engmatthew
#bigd17
Approach - Long Term
Deeper Dives
@engmatthew
#bigd17
Takeaways
Invest time to build
an engaged team
Takeaways
@engmatthew
#bigd17
Start small
Takeaways
@engmatthew
#bigd17
Find your circle of
influence
TakeawaysTakeaways
@engmatthew
#bigd17
TakeawaysTakeaways
Tackle problems
together
@engmatthew
#bigd17
Remember This?
Tea Drawings
@engmatthew
#bigd17
Tea Drawings
@engmatthew
#bigd17
Tea Drawings
@engmatthew
#bigd17
Takeaways
Fight for creativity everyday
@engmatthew
#bigd17
September 16, 2017
Matt Eng
@engmatthew
Tea Drawings
Thank you
Supporting Creativity in Enterprise Software
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Supporting Creativity in Enterprise Software

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Can a designer enter the corporate world and still remain inspired and a source for innovation? Historically, IBM has been an engineer lead company. Four years ago, it made the decision to put design at the center of its core cloud strategy and hire over 1000 designers. I joined IBM during this cultural shift and learned to lead a team through the challenges and conflicts. My talk will outline how my team has adapted to best compliment our development and product management counterparts, make release deadlines, and preserve our creative souls.

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Supporting Creativity in Enterprise Software

  1. 1. September 16, 2017 Matt Eng @engmatthew Creative Soul Searching Take This Job and Love It! #bigd17
  2. 2. Take an Index Card and a Pen Draw Something
  3. 3. Intro
  4. 4. Hi @engmatthew #bigd17
  5. 5. IBM Design @engmatthew @engmatthew #bigd17
  6. 6. IBM Design @engmatthew @engmatthew #bigd17
  7. 7. UX/UI Designer at Mozido UI Designer at Golfsmith UX Designer at BestFit IxD and Research @ IDEAN @engmatthew #bigd17
  8. 8. @engmatthew #bigd17
  9. 9. @engmatthew #bigd17
  10. 10. @engmatthew #bigd17
  11. 11. @engmatthew #bigd17
  12. 12. @engmatthew #bigd17
  13. 13. IBM is known for its technology not for connecting with people “ Roxy Huntington Head of Design at TradeMe
  14. 14. @engmatthew #bigd17
  15. 15. Challenges
  16. 16. Challenges
  17. 17. Challenges @engmatthew #bigd17
  18. 18. Challenges @engmatthew #bigd17
  19. 19. Challenges @engmatthew #bigd17
  20. 20. A lot of talented designers freaked out and left Problem
  21. 21. Foster a creative environment to increase engagement and reduce turnover Hypothesis
  22. 22. Our Approach
  23. 23. Approach - Short Term Control Influence Concern
  24. 24. Approach - Short Term Control Concern
  25. 25. Approach - Short Term Control THREATS
  26. 26. Approach - Short Term FEAR Concern
  27. 27. Approach - Short Term Control INFLUENCE Concern
  28. 28. Approach - Short Term Control INFLUENCE Concern
  29. 29. Good leaders make their teams feel safe“ Simon Sinek Leaders Eat Last
  30. 30. Approach - Short Term Start with my designers @engmatthew #bigd17
  31. 31. Approach - Short Term design feedbackInternal Review @engmatthew #bigd17
  32. 32. Approach - Short Term Next, focus on how designers… @engmatthew #bigd17
  33. 33. Approach - Short Term Work with developers @engmatthew #bigd17
  34. 34. Approach - Short Term Reviews with the right people
  35. 35. Approach - Short Term Epics and Stories @engmatthew
  36. 36. Approach - Short Term Folders, Files, and Naming @engmatthew #bigd17
  37. 37. Approach - Long Term OM workshopRoad Mapping @engmatthew #bigd17
  38. 38. EXPLORE AND GROW Explore and Grow
  39. 39. Approach - Long Term Schedule time Designer lost in an art exhibit Innovation Time @engmatthew #bigd17
  40. 40. Approach - Long Term “After a few Friday afternoons, 
 I learned to code prototypes” John Challis Visual Designer @engmatthew
  41. 41. Approach - Long Term “I thought it would be fun to teach people about circuit breakers” Logan McCaul Front End Developer @engmatthew #bigd17
  42. 42. Approach - Long Term “Create a poster that represents the meaning of ‘home’” Cameron Sandage Visual Designer @engmatthew #bigd17
  43. 43. Approach - Long Term Skill building and growth @engmatthew #bigd17
  44. 44. Approach - Long Term After Hours Post Show Cameron Sandage Visual Designer @engmatthew
  45. 45. Approach - Long Term Discovering the Team @engmatthew
  46. 46. Approach - Long Term Deeper Dives @engmatthew #bigd17
  47. 47. Approach - Long Term DISC DISC Index measures your preferred behavioral style and the Values Index measures your motivational style and drivers. Together they will help you understand HOW you prefer to get things done, and WHY you’re motivated to do them.
  48. 48. Approach - Long Term DISC
  49. 49. Approach - Long Term DISC
  50. 50. Approach - Long Term DISC
  51. 51. Approach - Long Term Deeper Dives @engmatthew #bigd17
  52. 52. Approach - Long Term Deeper Dives @engmatthew #bigd17
  53. 53. Takeaways
  54. 54. Invest time to build an engaged team Takeaways @engmatthew #bigd17
  55. 55. Start small Takeaways @engmatthew #bigd17
  56. 56. Find your circle of influence TakeawaysTakeaways @engmatthew #bigd17
  57. 57. TakeawaysTakeaways Tackle problems together @engmatthew #bigd17
  58. 58. Remember This?
  59. 59. Tea Drawings @engmatthew #bigd17
  60. 60. Tea Drawings @engmatthew #bigd17
  61. 61. Tea Drawings @engmatthew #bigd17
  62. 62. Takeaways Fight for creativity everyday @engmatthew #bigd17
  63. 63. September 16, 2017 Matt Eng @engmatthew Tea Drawings Thank you

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