17. August 2021No Comments

What makes a successful design team?

With return to the office and a growing team, conversations about work culture, stress and ways of working have been popping up a lot фкщгтв ьу, so I wanted to share some thoughts. A lot of people have pondered this question but did not come to a conclusive answer. ... Read the full article

13. July 2021No Comments

The Culture Map

What’s Your Cultural Profile? Erin Meyer ... Read the full article

6. July 2021No Comments

Measuring psychological safety

At Elsevier, one of our top priorities is to develop an inclusive culture built on trust, collaboration, & purpose. To achieve this, we need an environment where people feel psychologically safe. ... Read the full article

16. January 2021No Comments

Typical Design Team Structures and Alignment

Summary: A survey of 557 UX and design professionals reveals themes in the structure, size, alignment, and impact of design teams. This article summarizes their responses and presents themes across design team variables. ... Read the full article

12. August 2020No Comments

UX Hiring: The Performance Profile is a Game Changer

Read this article on our blog at articles.uie.com. After all these years, it still amazes me how much a single document can improve the teams we build, and the products and services our teams deliver. That single document is a performance profile and it’s a game changer. ... Read the full article

12. August 2020No Comments

Designing a Design Team

This article describes how the design team at Flexport developed over the last three years. It covers the team’s evolution, roles, meetings, processes, and systems. The team is still relatively small. Most of our learning is ahead of us. ... Read the full article

21. July 2020No Comments

UX Hiring: Let’s Talk About Comparable Experience

UX leaders need an effective hiring approach to fill a position and build their team. If they take an ineffective approach, they risk pushing away highly-quality candidates, which makes it harder to fill the positions. ... Read the full article

21. July 2020No Comments

High-Performing Teams Need Psychological Safety. Here’s How to Create It

“There’s no team without trust,” says Paul Santagata, Head of Industry at Google. ... Read the full article

9. July 2020No Comments

Time to Kill the Take-Home Design Test

It’s happened again, another designer, another design challenge, another squandered 10 hours. Isn’t it about time we put an end to this useless time-waster? ... 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.