Talin Wadsworth, Lead Designer for Adobe XD, is part of a centralized team at Adobe, and leads 7 designers directly. As the team has grown, one focus for him has been evolving a process that can continue to foster a culture of open feedback. We had a conversation about what he has learned along the way.
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Instead of jumping to a one design fits all solution, we need to ask ourselves some crucial questions early on in the design process.
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