2024 - Mexico
ENG // Depatriarchiza design for social and planetary restoration. Female and dissadent voices in Latin America design
Andrea Soler & Taina Campos, Diseña Colectiva
As designers, we put a lot of time, energy, and thought into our work. We spend countless hours thinking, researching, and refining our designs, only to find that they are met with lacklustre responses and unfavourable feedback when we share them with our teammates and stakeholders. One major reason for this is our belief that our work should speak for itself, and so we don’t spend much time thinking through how it will be received. In this talk, we’ll explore how to avoid this pitfall and provide practical steps to ensure that we’re always putting our best foot forward when we share our work. We will mainly focus on presenting product design to medium-sized teams with cross-functional stakeholders, but the concepts are general enough to be applied to any design discipline. We’ll cover various topics like: deciding how to share your work, things to note while preparing for a presentation, and tips to keep in mind while presenting. We’ll also walk through some examples to illustrate how these concepts can be applied in practice. This talk will be most beneficial for experienced designers who want to broaden the impact of their work. However, it will also be a valuable addition to your toolkit if you’re a newer designer preparing to take on bigger challenges, or a seasoned professional looking to jog your memory on concepts you’ve already learned.