- Embrace 6 collaborative behaviors
- Practice the "4 Virtues of Collaboration"
- Assess your mindset
- Be honest with yourself
Happy, productive teams may seem like a pipe dream to those who believe all designers are divas, project managers rush timelines, and bosses (or clients) expect the impossible.
Can't we all just get along?
Yes, and Dan Brown is living proof. Over time, the EightShapes team has adopted behaviors, making their work transparent and effectively. Dan has distilled these behaviors into a framework called the "4 Virtues of Collaboration."
Embrace 6 collaborative behaviors
- Hear stories of common reactions that work against collaboration
- Experiment with changing your interpretation and response to common team dynamics
Practice the "4 Virtues of Collaboration"
- See how definition, accountability, awareness, and honesty are influencing your work
- Use the 4 Virtues to evaluate your team's current team dynamics
Assess your mindset
- Consider the three mindsets of great designers: adaptive, collective, or assertive
- Try a collaborative behavior that makes you a little uncomfortable but yields better results
Be honest with yourself
- Identify which challenges you face in personally dealing with other people
- Push yourself to shift from known hesitations to any of the 6 collaborative behaviors
Attend this seminar if you
- Want to learn 6 different behaviors to become more collaborative on a daily basis
- Have to interact with multiple stakeholders as a regular part of your job
- Struggle to answer "who is doing what?"
- Don't want another collaboration tool, but instead a methodology you can actually use
If you want to improve the way you—and your team—interpret and respond to everyday design challenges, then watch Dan's seminar now.
Here's an updated link to the mindset assessment tool.
Dan explains what you'll learn in this 90‑second preview…
Since 1994, Dan’s focused on digital product discovery and definition, user research, information architecture, content strategy and interaction design for content-heavy sites, complex web applications, and digital products. He’s worked on teams large and small to perfect collaboration and productivity. In 2006, Dan co-founded EightShapes with Nathan Curtis to serve clients in healthcare, education, not-for-profit, and high-tech.
Dan Brown is the author of Communicating Design: Developing Web Site Documentation for Design and Planning and Designing Together, The collaboration and conflict management handbook for creative professionals. In 2017, he will publish through A Book Apart, Practical Design Discovery.
I'm sure you'll want to hear more from Dan on the topic of design discovery. Take some time to check out his new article, "Documenting Design Discovery."