While teaching Publicis Sapient Early Careers Academy courses, our new college graduate designers asked me how to produce insight. Based on some of the practical theory behind personas, hypothesis and validation, value propositions and even the lean business canvas, I've circled back to research -> analysis -> insight as the simple path for designers: Insight … Continue reading Insight 101 for designers
When looking at design, Wendy Johansson, Group Vice President of Experience for Publicis Sapient, gives some pointers for how to identify where representative design can excel, and why it sometimes falls short of inclusivity.
https://youtu.be/gQylZiHuVV0 Presented at Design & Content Conference with colleague Erin Golden, July 2020
https://youtu.be/xqYA9uJK45o As part of Remote Design Week, April 2020
Supporting team members during COVID-19 work from home is a new situation for many leaders. Not all team members are feeling like bringing their "happy" to virtual happy hours because they're having a tough time: less barrier between work and personal life means longer hours, no disconnecting, less serendipitous connection between colleagues — all while … Continue reading Anxiety Party
A common theme from parental colleagues during this initial phase of distributed work from home are curious kids popping into video calls wanting to see mom or dad's "work." Remembering when I was young and wanting to see my parents workplace and colleagues, I took charge of that childhood curiosity and invited "the kids of … Continue reading Virtual Kid Happy Hour during COVID-19
Distributed work is a hot topic in this time of uncertainty, with many guides on how to be most productive, ergonomic and professional while working at home, away from a centralized office and colleagues. But what about working efficiently? Efficiency and outcomes should be top of mind, especially in group situations like meetings. Meetings are … Continue reading Distributed Work: Meeting with Efficiency
Originally published on We Are City. Being a woman in tech in this fourth industrial revolution means opportunity. Opportunity to forge new paths as ways of working, means of communication, and technology itself continues to evolve. Women can work to design and develop new products and technology for other women in the world. Women can … Continue reading We Are City – What does International Women’s Day mean to you?
Written for Authority Magazine, originally published here. Make sure you are empowered to build the team you choose, rather the team you inherit. When I took over an existing team at my startup, I thought it was a unique challenge since I had built great teams, but never “fixed” a team into greatness. I inherited many … Continue reading Authority Magazine – 5 things I wish someone told me before I became a VP
Written for We Are Tech Women and originally published here. Tell us a bit about yourself, background and your current role I studied Cognitive Science with a specialization in Human Computer Interaction at UC San Diego. During these years, I was painfully shy and quiet, but found a purpose in my university chapter of Society … Continue reading We are Tech Women – Inspirational Woman Series with Wendy