Pre-talk rituals are effective in reducing anxiety and to help you shift into a high-performance state of mind. There are no set rules about rituals so experiment to see what helps you get ready and in the moment.Read More
Shoshin (初心), the Japanese word for a beginner’s mind, comes from Zen Buddhism. A beginner’s mind is a psychological mindset where you open yourself to new ideas by letting go of all preconceived notions. When a beginner’s mind sees a subject, it’s as if it is experiencing the subject for the first time.Read More
Communication is critical to the success of a team and having a shared vocabulary is an important part which helps teams communicate effectively, move forward faster, and build trust within and across teams. When there isn't a common understanding of the vocabulary there is ambiguity, misunderstanding, and confusion.
Are you aligned with your team on a shared vocabulary?Read More
Are you new to sketching and don’t know where to start? Try my new 5-day Sketching Challenge. Each day you will receive a new challenge straight to your inbox. You will be able to complete each challenge in under 15 minutes, so you can fit it into your daily schedule.
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Sketching is a tactile activity. The shape and feel of the pen and the smoothness of the paper combine to make your sketching experience good or great. The smoother the experience the faster and easier your ideas will flow from your mind to the paper.Read More
Have you ever thought to yourself I’m a designer, not a writer, I don’t need to write?
I used to think that way. Anytime I had to write, I would rush through it because I thought that writing wasn’t a skill that designers needed. I would rationalize my lack of writing skills by telling myself that designers designed, they didn’t write, after all my designs would speak for themselves.
Wow, was I wrong!Read More