Design systems. Quantitative vs qualitative research. Corporate innovation. Project management best practices. Employee workarounds.
Learn about the many applications of human-centered design within the business enterprise in this roundup of our most-read articles from the first quarter of 2016:
The Rise in Design Systems
A fundamental shift is happening in the approach to designing cross-platform applications. Designers are moving away from focusing on individual styles, restricted grids and fixed components for singular platforms. Instead, we are focusing on sharing flexible design systems.
Human-Centered Approach to Project Management
Project management is a critical component of any initiative, particularly large-scale engagements within the business enterprise. Learn how a human-centered project management approach can ensure a seamless exchange between the client and project team that drives innovation and delivers results.
Qualitative Research in the Age of Big Data
In today’s age of Big Data, companies are more focused than ever on quantitative methods and huge datasets. There’s just one problem: analytics doesn’t give us the whole picture. It doesn’t tell us why people do what they do or how they feel about it. These are key concerns that designers and researchers must address to deliver the best user experience possible.
Designing a Workplace Culture of Innovation
As the speed of business accelerates, companies are investing heavily in innovation in an effort to keep up. Creating a culture of innovation, particularly in large companies, isn’t easy though. Here are four common workplace pitfalls that stifle innovation inside companies.
Beware these Four Employee Workarounds
Your employees genuinely want to do the best possible job, but sometimes the very tools and technology intended to help them can actually get in the way. In order to get the job done, they will go to extraordinary lengths to bypass your carefully implemented systems and processes. Take a walk through your workspace. How many of these workarounds do you observe?