31 Mar '16, 12am

Design Leadership & Culture at thoughtbot

Over the last few years we’ve witnessed the maturation of the designer role. Companies are investing in designers beyond just pushing pixels and production work. People rely on designers more-and-more for business and product decisions . With this growth of opportunities we’ve seen more designers taking on leadership roles and fostering design-centric company cultures. At thoughtbot, we’ve always emphasized and understood the importance of design in product development. We were one of the first consultancies to employ product design sprints created by Google Ventures . Our team has released numerous open source tools for designers in the form of bourbon , neat , and bitters . Internally we’ve been improving the design culture through research and a slew of experiments. However, we didn’t have a single designer in a management position within the company. Design has its sea...

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