Right now, you are either thinking about or designing an idea, product, service, or process.
Yet most of us don't view ourselves as designers. It sounds like a specific, creative field in which we don't have formal education. But we do.
Earlier today I sent off a consulting agreement. As I proofread it I realized that 3 of the key elements were "Design': a workshop...learning materials. . .executive planning session.
So I looked over previous proposals and agreements and discovered that "design" is a huge part of my work.
I admit, I'm a design freak in general. Elegant design grabs my attention faster than usability. Elegant design plus usability gets my money.
Here's my point: Start thinking of yourself as a designer. Look at your work and your life through that lens and see what happens.
- Are you designing new leadership and management approaches to a critical situation?
- Is your suggestion for changing administrative work flow an example of great functional design?
- What about your IT solution for simplifying internal communication?
Gotcha! You're a designer.
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