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Winning teams over through your design deliverables

Tactics to help stakeholders and team members understand and support your design ideas.

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How to give and receive a good design critique

As designers, we don’t design in a vacuum. A good designer will need to learn to take the feedback from their peers, clients, and bosses to solve a particular design problem.

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A brief guide to design feedback

The goal of this document is to establish consistent guidelines for giving and receiving feedback on design, as well as reviewing and approving design as a group.

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The diverge-and-converge technique for UX workshops

By first working independently on a problem, then converging to share insights, teams can leverage the benefits of both work styles, leading to rapid data analysis, diverse ideas, and high-quality designs.

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Generous design is the way forward: 3 keys to transparency

To build superior products at scale, combine a classic business toolset with an open and transparent mindset.

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Progressive design in the Abstract

Using Abstract to version control sketch files, collaborate on designs, and maintain a source of truth for final designs to be implemented.

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How do you keep people updated with what is being worked on?

With new product decisions happening constantly, how do you keep people updated with what is being worked on? How do you find the balance between over-documenting and keeping everyone well informed?

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How your team can solve a customer problem in just 8 minutes

This article explores a workshopping technique which helps teams find simple, elegant solutions to the projects they’re working on.

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Abstracting the Microsoft Outlook design process

How Abstract improved file organization and collaboration in our design team.

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Only one deliverable matters

Detailed wireframes, high-fidelity comps, and motion prototypes all got enshrined as critical deliverables. Those design artifacts are unimportant. Only one deliverable matters: the product itself.

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Promoting collaboration in UX, design, and content teams

We all know how important collaboration is, but how many of us actually collaborate effectively with our teams?

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A practical guide to running effective design critiques

Have you ever left a design critique feeling defeated and less excited about your work? Or frustrated because you didn’t get the type of feedback you were looking for?

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Effective Collaboration: How to Design Work Sessions that Work

Collaboration sounds great—until someone schedules another aimless “brainstorming” meeting. Bringing diverse people together can unleash their collective powers, but it takes more than a white board and Post-its.

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How UX Professionals Collaborate on Deliverables

Creating and refining UX deliverables is typically not a solitary act, and we frequently see UX professionals working with other team members to create documentation and design artifacts.

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20 ways to make your design critiques more effective

Design critiques are a critical part of the iterative design process, but all too often they are poorly thought out, poorly structured and poorly run. Here are 20 simple ways to make your design critiques more effective.

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The Importance of Collaborative UX Design

Our experts discuss the best ways to collaborate with stakeholders—whether internal or external—and customers—and why collaboration is so important.

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Design Criticism and the Creative Process

What does the critique do for the design and the rest of the project? Do critiques really help and are they necessary? If so, how do we use this feedback to improve our creative output?

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Resources

75 Tools for Creative Thinking

A fun card deck for anyone who needs creative inspiration.

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CMD Methods Pack

This pack supports your design research planning in any communication and media design (CMD) project.

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Critiquing Design

What if design critique didn’t suck? What if it actually improved design and fostered inclusion instead?

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Futuremaker's Toolbox

Are you missing a long-term goal? This toolbox will help you to outline the future and build a vision towards a better tomorrow.

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Hyper Island Toolbox

A resource kit you can use to apply creative collaboration and unleash potential in your team or organization.

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Initiate.Collaborate

A card game that takes players through a series of practical, guided activities and exercises that are crafted to delight, surprise, and at times challenge.

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NOBL Academy

NOBL Academy is our library of tools, case studies, essays, and trainings designed to help you bring your culture together during an unprecedented time of uncertainty.

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Open Design Kit

A living collection of guides and best practices to help you to make and design openly.

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Project of How

Project of How is a place to store and share creative methods. We dare you to improve your creative output.

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The Teamwork Kit

A collection of methods that helps teams build trust and deliver great work together.

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Tools

GatherContent

Unify content creation, workflow, and collaboration.

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Trello

Trello lets you work more collaboratively and get more done.

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Figma

Where teams design together. Design, prototype, and collaborate all in the browser.

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Whimsical

The visual workspace. Communicate visually at the speed of thought.

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Notion

All-in-one workspace. Write, plan, collaborate, and get organized. Notion is all you need — in one tool.

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Miro

The online collaborative whiteboard platform to bring teams together, anytime, anywhere.

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Mural

MURAL is a digital workspace for visual collaboration.

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