Over five days we are visiting five cities, giving talks and spending time with the local community of designers and developers.
With everything we build we face constraints. We’ll discuss these constraints and how we can best leverage them to our benefit.
In any product construction effort there are many processes: ideation and product definition, design, user testing, software engineering, operations, etc. Healthy product ecosystems employ checks and balances to ensure that good communication and coordination are occurring. In this talk we’ll explore some of the ways these constraints can be applied throughout a team to increase overall effectiveness and happiness.
A blank slate can be an inimidating and overwhelming place to be when designing a new project. Setting constraints and boundaries can help you focus in on the most important aspects of a project, gain important clarity, and allows you to make decisions quicker and easier. Learn a few tricks to setting up your own constraints and how using them can help you push past design roadblocks.
By setting constraints, we force ourselves to be more productive. They help us make decisions, creating focus around the problem we are trying to solve. They improve our consistency, which provides a better experience for our users. And they help us grow, a valuable asset in times of innovation. We’ll discuss constraints and ways we can embrace them.
Without the help and support from the following organizations the Refresh Road Trip wouldn’t be possible. We truly cannot thank them enough!