We spend our lives living in fear of what others think. We are afraid of saying what we want to say, doing what we want to do, and in some cases, thinking what we want to think. All because someone out there might have something to say about it.
But if what we say, do, and think are just the words, actions, and thoughts of someone else, are we even here?
The irony is that in silencing ourselves, we end up dishonoring the very people and ideas we are attempting to accommodate. If you do not own your words, acts, and thoughts, then who is it that your spouse is loving? Who is it that your friends are laughing with? Who is it that your church is praying for? Who is that?
Well, it’s not you.
Think about what it’s like to do work on your phone. Your attention is fragmented. Your chubby thumbs keep hitting the wrong letters. Often times, you just want to get back to real life, whether that’s sitting down to dinner with your partner or picking up a conversation with your gregarious lunch buddy.
If you start with that vision, the solutions you come up with for mobile work become rather unique. You’re no longer designing to extend engagement or keep customers in the app. Rather, you’re helping people get in and out and done. You’re zoning in on the problem…
With over 1,500 people working at Dropbox, getting a complete web redesign to happen isn’t easy. Redesigning each and every component is hard enough. But do you know what’s even harder? Convincing everyone in your organization to get on board with the idea.
How do you redesign a product built by dozens of teams? How do you convince leaders from multiple teams to commit to a giant project that isn’t on anyone’s roadmap? You might have already read stories about the craft and creative process of holistic redesigns. …
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