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Race to the Top: Building Skyscrapers & Design Teams that Soar

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In this talk, you’ll learn how skyscrapers get built and apply these lessons to become a better design leader. Alissa Briggs, Head of Design at the world’s #1 mobile construction app, will share how she transformed designers into leaders, double the size and impact of the design team, and create a user-centric company culture. Presented at EuroIA 2017.

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Race to the Top: Building Skyscrapers & Design Teams that Soar

  1. 1. Race to the Top BUILDING SKYSCRAPERS & DESIGN TEAMS THAT SOAR @alissadesigns @plangrid #euroia17
  2. 2. HEAD OF DESIGN, PLANGRID @alissadesigns Alissa Briggs
  3. 3. Vision Team Build 01 02 03 Design Leadership
  4. 4. Vision 01
  5. 5. Picture the future
  6. 6. Research Imagine Write it down
  7. 7. Research
  8. 8. Imagine
  9. 9. Vision Workshop
  10. 10. DeltasPluses
  11. 11. See Hear Feel
  12. 12. Write it down
  13. 13. Team 02
  14. 14. Identify gaps Hire great people Become a team
  15. 15. Identify gaps
  16. 16. UX Visual Design Writing Research Quality Communication Storytelling Design Process Technical Fluency Business Value Craft Influence
  17. 17. Visual Design UX Writing Research Research Storytelling Visual Design Writing
  18. 18. ✓ Visual Design ✗ UX ✓ Writing ✗ Research ✗ Research ✗ Storytelling ✓ Visual Design ✓ Writing
  19. 19. Hire great people
  20. 20. Become a team
  21. 21. Identify gaps Hire great people Become a team
  22. 22. Build 03
  23. 23. Plan down Build up
  24. 24. Today Vision
  25. 25. Plan down
  26. 26. Design is an afterthought Design transforms how construction teams build
  27. 27. Design is visible Design is seen as more than pixels Design leads impactful projects Design transforms how construction teams build Design is an afterthought
  28. 28. Build up
  29. 29. Design is an afterthought Design is visible Design is seen as more than pixels Design leads impactful projects Design transforms how construction teams build
  30. 30. Plan down Build up
  31. 31. Vision Team Build 01 02 03 Design Leadership
  32. 32. Let's build better, together. Alissa Briggs, Head of Design Email alissa@plangrid.com Tweet @alissadesigns
  33. 33. Credits Thanks to the PlanGrid Team for your feedback and support PlanGrid & Construction Photos by Jesse Dodds, Additional photos by Susan Yin, Daniel Mccullough, and Breather of Unsplash Icons by Tim Boelaars, Alena Artemova, and Arthur Shlain of Noun Project

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