UX Book Club: Designing Together

UX Book Club & PhillyCHI are teaming up on Wednesday, May 14th, 2014 to discuss Dan M. Brown’s Designing Together: The Collaboration and Conflict Management Handbook for Creative Professionals.


About the Book

WHAT IS THE ONE THING not taught in design school, but is an essential survival skill for practicing designers? Working with other people. And yet, in every project, collaboration with other people is often the most difficult part.

The increasing complexity of design projects, the greater reliance on remote team members, and the evolution of design techniques demands professionals who can cooperate effectively. Designing Together is a book for cultivating collaborative behaviors and dealing with the inevitable difficult conversations.

View the book on Peachpit’s website

About the Author, Dan M. Brown

In 2006, Dan Brown co-founded EightShapes, a design firm based in Washington, DC. EightShapes designs responsive web sites and establishes design standards for Fortune 500 clients. Most recently, Dan has conducted user research for a liberal arts college, prepared a mental model for a health care consulting company, and lead the design of a responsive dashboard for a software company.

Dan’s written two books, Communicating Design and Designing Together, which deal with communications and collaboration on design teams. Follow him on Twitter @brownorama.

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About PhillyCHI

PhillyCHI is the Philadelphia region’s chapter of the ACM SIGCHI, an interdisciplinary academic and professional group interested in Human-Computer Interaction, User Experience, Usability, and other related disciplines. PhillyCHI holds monthly meetings and socials to network and discuss current topics in HCI. Learn more at phillychi.org or follow along on Twitter at @PhillyCHI.