Sold out! AM Half-Day Workshop

Design Teams Are a Design Exercise: How to Build, Inspire and Keep Design Teams (Happy)

February 5, 2017 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Location: SVA 136 – 4th Floor, 410F

They say that design is a team sport, and if your team operates in an agile/lean environment, strength and flexibility are more crucial than ever.

An effective design team requires a multitude of diverse skills, and it’s impossible for any one individual to possess them all. So, how do you go about putting together a team that’s balanced, powerful and can work effectively with other teams? What is the right mixture of junior and senior practitioners? What skills, soft and hard, do you need to design and deliver outstanding products and services that support meaningful outcomes?

In this workshop, we’ll take a look at how to assess the skills of our colleagues (as well as our own) to best shape and, inspire and lead a design team that works together (and stays together). A team where more experienced practitioners thrive and more junior ones are supported, mentored and enabled to grow, and where complementarity and teamwork are the foundations of success.

Finally, we will look at how to use the knowledge and techniques we’ve collected over the years to hire, motivate and keep design teams happy.
Bonus round: if you’re looking for work, what does a good team look like from the outside?

Participant takeaways:

  • Understand the traits of an effective design team
  • Learn how to hire, motivate and keep design teams happy
  • Take-away methods to assess your team’s skill sets and structure

SVA 136 – Fourth Floor
136 W 21st Street, New York, NY 10011