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Thoughts on Design and Agile

Megan Erin Miller Posted by Megan Erin Miller on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 8:00am

Over the past three years, I have been the sole designer with Stanford Web Services. I like to think that I’ve levelled up the rest of the team to embody user experience best practices and approaches to everything we do, though the reality is that I’ve had to wear many...

Reinventing our work via Service Design

a face for radio Posted by Zach Chandler on Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 8:00am

Service Design is an emerging practice area that can transform organizations, and create immense value. Stanford Web Services has already begun to introduce Service Design into the way that they develop services...

Saying Yes, Saying No: A Designer’s Balancing Act

Megan Erin Miller Posted by Megan Erin Miller on Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 9:00am

As designers, in order to come up with innovative solutions, we must embrace a “yes, and” mindset. But to really get the job done, our most important weapon is the ability to say “no.” To be successful, we have to constantly find a balance between a mindset of “yes” and a mindset...

Adaptive Architecture: Leave Room to Evolve

a face for radio Posted by Zach Chandler on Friday, December 12, 2014 - 6:55am

All forward-thinking technologies share one attribute: the original designers intentionally build in opportunities for future users to innovate. It requires humility and a belief in the creativity of others. This is true for buildings, computers, networks, and other tools.


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Designing With Emotion and Personality in Mind

Posted by Joe Knox on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 8:50am

In this post, I'll share one of my take-aways from reading A Book Apart's Designing for Emotion, highlighting how infusing personality into the things we create can help produce emotionally engaging experiences that make long-lasting impressions on our...

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