When it comes to design’s place in the business world, the debate is no longer if design is valuable to business. The conversation has shifted to how. But what do we do now that we’ve committed resources to building design-led organizations?
For those of you struggling to make sense of the complex world of design management and operations, we wrote a book: The Design Management Office: A guidebook for delivering design at scale. Our aim is to help folks open the conversation around design management and operations at their organization, which is why we’ve made the book available as a free download.
Assessing the current state of your design operations—no matter if it’s in its infancy or well established—is the first step to realizing the value of design at scale. To get you started off on the right foot, we created a short, 12-question Assessment Survey to help you better understand where your organization’s strengths and opportunities lie. After completing the short survey, the guidebook will help you to tackle the opportunity areas head-on.
After completing the survey, you’ll receive a link to download The Design Management Office: A guidebook for delivering design at scale (file size is ~2MB). Use it as a resource to help you deliver design at scale at your organization.
This short guidebook will help you realize the value of an initiative focused on improving the quality of design delivery at scale.
In it, you’ll find ways to:
- Increase the leverage of design teams by shaping projects faster and more effectively
- Improve quality by setting standards and constantly iterating on them
- Help build and retain a high-performing design staff
- Communicate the value of design in terms that business stakeholders understand