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How Constraints Cultivate Growth

Shay Howe's talk from Future Insights Live 2014 in Las Vegas: "Nowadays, our options are endless and as designers and developers we can build any website or application we wish. By settling constraints, we force ourselves to be more productive. Within this session, Shay will dive into different constraints and their benefits to building websites."

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How Constraints Cultivate Growth

  1. 1. Less is More How Constraints Cultivate Growth Shay Howe @shayhowe learn.shayhowe.com
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  4. 4. How Constraints Cultivate Growth @shayhowe How Do We… • Make decisions • Improve experiences • Increase productivity • Work together • Grow and learn
  5. 5. How Constraints Cultivate Growth @shayhowe Decision Making
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  7. 7. How Constraints Cultivate Growth @shayhowe 1 Use Fewer Resources
  8. 8. How Constraints Cultivate Growth @shayhowe Constraints shape and focus problems, and provide clear challenges to overcome… – Marissa Mayer “
  9. 9. How Constraints Cultivate Growth @shayhowe Use Fewer Resources • Start early • Set initial conditions • Reduce the number of decisions
  10. 10. How Constraints Cultivate Growth @shayhowe Improve Experience
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  12. 12. How Constraints Cultivate Growth @shayhowe 2 Create Regulations
  13. 13. How Constraints Cultivate Growth @shayhowe
  14. 14. How Constraints Cultivate Growth @shayhowe Create Regulations • Organize and simplify • Set rules • Follow a pattern
  15. 15. How Constraints Cultivate Growth @shayhowe Increase Productivity
  16. 16. How Constraints Cultivate Growth @shayhowe 3 Remove Distractions
  17. 17. How Constraints Cultivate Growth @shayhowe Remove Distractions • Stick to your commitments • Break down task • Reward yourself
  18. 18. How Constraints Cultivate Growth @shayhowe Work Together
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  21. 21. How Constraints Cultivate Growth @shayhowe 4 Self-Organize
  22. 22. How Constraints Cultivate Growth @shayhowe 7 Roles • Inform Informs what they decide • Explain Explains what they decide • Consult Consults before making the decision • Collaborate Collaborates to reach a decision • Advise Advises on a decision • Inquire Inquires on a decision • Abstain Abstains from a decision
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  24. 24. How Constraints Cultivate Growth @shayhowe Self-Organize • Empower your co-workers • Be a leader • Support each other
  25. 25. How Constraints Cultivate Growth @shayhowe Grow & Learn
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  27. 27. How Constraints Cultivate Growth @shayhowe 5 Stretch Our Comfort
  28. 28. How Constraints Cultivate Growth @shayhowe Avoid making decisions based on fear or greed. Focus on what feels right and helps the people in your life. – Carl Smith “
  29. 29. How Constraints Cultivate Growth @shayhowe Stretch Your Comfort • Break habit • Don’t let fear interfere • Work with a friend
  30. 30. How Constraints Cultivate Growth @shayhowe Embrace Constraints
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  34. 34. How Constraints Cultivate Growth @shayhowe 1 Use Fewer Resources 2 Create Regulations 3 Remove Distractions 4 Self-Organize 5 Stretch Your Comfort
  35. 35. How Constraints Cultivate Growth @shayhowe Do not confuse working within constraints with making sacrifices. – Kristian Bjørnard “
  36. 36. How Constraints Cultivate Growth @shayhowe Thank You! @shayhowe learn.shayhowe.com Save 35% “LEARNCODE2” peachpit.com

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