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XD Workplace Leadership
August 21, 2017 / UX/UI Design

UXperts Weigh In: How Can Designers Support Diversity in Their Organizations?

To effectively create products that serve diverse users, you need a diverse workplace full of designers who bring different perceptions, experiences, and influences to the table. We asked a handful of pros ‘how can designers support diversity in their organizations?’ Here’s what they had to say.

XD Workplace Leadership
August 15, 2017 / UX/UI Design

Unconscious Bias in The Workplace:’s Rafael Sergio Smith Talks Design Solutions to Promote Diversity

Rafael Sergio Smith is the design lead at, IDEO’s non-profit arm aiming at tackling challenges related to poverty around the world. He’s done a lot of research into what he calls widespread unconscious bias in hiring practices, and is a firm believer that technology and design is the answer.

XD Workplace Leadership
May 24, 2017 / UX/UI Design

Why Collaboration is the Future of Work and What This Means For Designers Going Forward

A self-described non-traditional worker and director of user experience at Cisco Systems, Oliver Wenz despises conventional offices and the day-to-day lifestyle that comes with them. We talk to him about collaboration and the future of work.

XD Workplace Leadership
May 9, 2017 / UX/UI Design

Enabling a Culture of Feedback: A Conversation with Talin Wadsworth, Lead Designer for Adobe XD

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.

XD Workplace Leadership
April 12, 2017

Designing Culture: Creating Design Aware Organizations

Design works best when it operates as a holistically across an organization, that plays nicely with other functions and approaches. In order to do this, leaders need to build design cultures that are contextually appropriate and contextually aware.

XD Workplace Leadership
March 22, 2017 / UX/UI Design

How to Stay Innovative After Acquisition: Insights from the Former COO of Behance

Just over four years ago, William Allen was working as the COO at Behance when Adobe acquired the company. Allen has continued his work at Adobe, now a Senior Director overseeing Behance, 99U and Adobe Portfolio. In the tech world, that kind of commitment to a gig post-acquisition is a rarity, and it’s also a testament to how both companies handled the acquisition and transition. Today, Behance is the leading online platform to showcase and discover creative work.