This year, I'm taking the time to reflect on how changing my career shaped what I learnt along the way. The key areas I'm focusing on are: writing, collaborating, technology, and legacy.
In a recent talk, Andy Clarke spoke of how we’re losing the creative soul of our design work as we focus our design processes on data-driven research, pattern systems and user experience. I believe these processes can coexist, but it's about time and place.
The interactions we design can separate great experiences from mediocre ones, but in a compartmentalised team, ownership of design details crucial to the experience have a tendency to fall through the cracks between which team member owns which part of the design process.