Tag Archives: in-house designers

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Yahoo’s Maurice Woods on Service Leadership

If you haven’t heard of Yahoo's Maurice Woods, you should definitely get to know this in-house designer—a great leader who has designed a good life around service. Here, Ed Roberts interviews him about his work and the Inneract Project.

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5 Advantages and Challenges of In-House Designers

Like my move from the U.K., moving from an agency to in-house I saw many similarities and also the differences. Some of these differences were obvious advantages for a designer while some presented a challenge and were filed under “Opportunities for Personal Growth." What follows are 5 of my observations.

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6 Strategies for Sparking Fresh, Original Ideas

One of the most challenging things I dealt with while working in-house was keeping my ideas fresh. To counter staleness, I created several strategies to jump-start my creativity. I hope the following suggestions inspire your generation of fresh, original ideas. —Shannon Stull Carrus Learn by Example If you have a short amount of time...

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Guest Post: Neil Brown on the dreaded P-word

Like PowerPoint, office politics are not something usually discussed at design school, but they are a powerful tool and, when used wisely, can bring about great results for our careers, our team’s success and for the company as whole.

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Project Management Whack-A-Mole: Who’s Accountable?

The problem with project-management is that many organizations do not have a plan in place for who is going to bear the weight of keeping the team on track. Without accountability, the responsibility is often not appropriately handled or worse yet, ignored, which opens the door for more complex problems.