31 May '13, 8pm

New blog post: Studio Time and the road to pair designing

New blog post: Studio Time and the road to pair designing

We take collaboration seriously around here, as you may be aware. For developers, it’s pair up or go home. For designers, it’s not that easy. While there are some great models for design pairing , the practice isn’t widely adopted in the industry, and clients don’t always see the value of staffing two designers. So how do we move the ball forward towards a world where designers work together instead of in isolation? We recently introduced “studio time” as a daily event across all projects. Studio time begins right after lunch with a design standup. The 6-10 of us each spend a minute talking about our projects: “here’s what I’m working on, here’s where I’m stuck.” Then, we pair off to spend some time on each others’ work. Sometimes it’s 15 minutes, sometimes an hour. Because we’ve built up a shared context of each others’ projects, you can dive right in to the work at hand ...

Full article: http://pivotallabs.com/studio-time-and-the-road-to-pair-d...

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