- Solve problems as a team
- Generate ideas during a Design Studio
- Build consensus around a shared idea
- Use critique at the “right” times
Design reviews can result in conflicting lists of stakeholder feedback and out-of-scope ideas about what the design should be. Bruised egos, longer timelines, and higher budgets are often par for the course.
But Adam Connor knows a better way. And HECK YES, he’s going to tell us about it.
Adam builds design consensus naturally by running a Studio, which structures team brainstorming early in the process, then uses sketching, presentation, and critique activities to get everyone moving toward a shared vision. Before long, you’ll be running faster among a team of happy people — and you’ll all be building better products, too.
Solve problems as a team
- Avoid common pitfalls of brainstorming and workshops
- Follow a framework to promote collaboration and consensus
Generate ideas during a Design Studio
- Enable stakeholders to contribute during the ideation phase
- Use sketching as a language to get everyone sharing their ideas
Build consensus around a shared idea
- Facilitate the conversation to prompt ideas from everyone
- Guide your team to distill those ideas into a single, shared vision
Use critique at the “right” times
- Get an overview of what works and doesn’t work in critique
- Find out how and where critique fits into your overall design process
Adam explains what you'll learn in this 90‑second preview…
Adam Connor never tires of explaining why collaboration and critique are critical elements of the design process. And this is a perfectly awesome characteristic of an experience design director at Mad*Pow.
Adam also is a renowned artist and illustrator with more than a decade of experience in creating digital designs. He speaks regularly on the power of critiques at industry conferences from IA Summit to Web 2.0, and his vocal support for Design Studios continues to positively influence the way designers work today.
So if you've ever felt your brow furrow when someone tells you, "Just one more thing," then you’re going to love Adam. PS: He’s @adamconnor on Twitter.