We are witnessing a fundamental shift in the way businesses create and capture value. Competing today requires a whole new mental model of how the world works. But we are stuck in obsolete practices of management that optimise short term gains to maximise shareholder prices at the expense of long term value shared by employees and society as whole.
Visualisations are a key tool that help organisations change their perspective and assume an outside-in view of their enterprise. Though no silver bullet, diagrams of various kinds seek to align people’s experiences with how businesses create and capture value.
Such visualisations are already an implicit part of design practices. Thus my position seeks to reframe the existing contributions of designers in a new and constructive way, highlighting their strategic value. Visualising value leverages our design skills to give us more awareness, competency, and that proverbial seat at the table.
This talk discusses some of the core principles of value alignment through visualisation, with examples from the field and practical advice offered throughout.