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In the Spring of 2017, I was invited to speak at the Savannah College of Art and Design about my experience being a part of the Star Wars BB8 design team while working with Sphero, a Boulder-based robot company.
Instead of providing a shaggy dog story about the exact process we employed, I used the retrospective as an opportunity for self-reflection to understand my deeper design experience. This was not just a high profile project, it was a project that brought forth the best and worst of the design/build team. The talk was my chance to understand how magic is created. More to the point, I identified the three qualities a designer must employ to create a successful, delightful, useful and... yes – magical... product or service. These patterns are my truth learned over an 18-year career as a professional designer.
This is my presentation deck.