13. July 2020No Comments

Design is not about solving problems

Well, now there’s a hot take huh. But let me explain. I think one of my shortcomings when it comes to design is this: I always want to fix the problem. I want to have the perfect idea, the perfect design doc, ready to go and implement right this second. But wait... ... Read the full article

25. April 2020No Comments

How to overcome design by committee

ave you ever experienced a design review that went rogue? Everyone in the room has a different opinion about what the design should look like, nobody is happy with what they are seeing. ... Read the full article

26. January 2020No Comments

Evolution of a UX Designer

The field of user experience (UX) design has changed over the years, and expectations for designers to change appropriately is fast becoming a reality. The role of the UX designer has evolved beyond making products more human-centered to thinking about systems, processes and organizational outcomes. ... Read the full article

13. January 2020No Comments

The Opportunity Backlog Framework: A User-Focused Alternative To The Product Roadmap

Most of us are familiar with product roadmaps: documents that depict the release cadence of a series of features & functions in order to eventually arrive at an overall product vision. ... Read the full article

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Thomas Otto is a User Experience Designer in Berlin, Germany. As an experienced designer he is working on digital projects in the fields of user research, interaction design and data strategy.