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Design Coffee: 6 Tips to Foster Collaboration

Updated: Apr 3

Collaboration is the key to great design - specialists skills should not be diluted but should come together to help transform mediocre design into GREAT design. All in all, creating an incredible experience for users requires a tremendous amount of skills and hard work. When designers work together with other roles to accomplish projects, the positive outcomes are well worth it. Using the abilities from all roles in tandem provides a certain edge that is impossible without collaboration. Here are some Rules of thumb in creating an ecosystem for collaboration in which great design can thrive:

  1. Open communication

  2. Inclusion

  3. Close loops

  4. Open mindedness

  5. Knowledge building

  6. And personal development

We talk about each one in our Design Coffee on "6 Tips to Foster Collaboration", if you missed it, it's available here: https://www.designcommunity.co.za/video-library