WHAT IS THE ONE THING not taught in design school, but is an essential survival skill for practicing designers? Working with other people. And yet, in every project, collaboration with other people is often the most difficult part.
The increasing complexity of design projects, the greater reliance on remote team members, and the evolution of design techniques demands professionals who can cooperate effectively. Designing Together is a book for cultivating collaborative behaviors and dealing with the inevitable difficult conversations.
Designing Together features:
- 28 collaboration techniques
- 46 conflict management techniques
- 31 difficult situation diagnoses
- 17 designer personality traits
This book is for designers:
- On teams large or small
- Co-located, remote, or both
- Working in multidisciplinary groups
- Within an organization or consulting from outside
You’ll also find sidebar contributions from David Belman (Threespot), Mandy Brown (Editorially, A Book Apart), Erika Hall (Mule Design Studio), Denise Jacobs (author), Jonathan Knoll (InfinityPlusOne), Marc Rettig (Fit Associates), and Jeanine Turner (Georgetown University).
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A Wonderful Guide to Embracing Teamwork in the Creative Workplace Teamwork is always a challenge—especially in artistic endeavors. In Designing Together, Brown addresses the central issue of working as a team within the design community and stresses the importance of achieving results and resolving differences. Brown acknowledges that disagreements within creative work are inevitable but do not always need to be negative. Instead, he explains how to channel conflicting ideas and focus on the results instead of differences within the team. This book avoids relying on clichés and instead delivers insights with much clarity. Designing Together will help you reduce team-related stress in the workplace and harmonize conflict with coworkers to better achieve your collaborative goals. Another great title concerning creative conflict management and leadership is George Prince’s Practice of Creativity. Indispensible for those who work in creative fields!