Doctor's Note

April 6, 2020

Taking bookings for Design Leadership coaching

No more flying by the seat of your pants. I’m now offering one-to-one or small group Design Leadership coaching. Moving into a design leadership role can be challenging. On the one hand, you become more senior and take on more business and people responsibilities. On the other hand, this often means letting go of some “on the tools” craft skills. The result can be a confidence-jarring dip, where you’re not very good at either one.

April 6, 2020

Workplaces need to change, not women

I wrote this piece on International Women’s Day for my newsletter and forgot to post it here. I had cause to go looking for it, so here it …

April 5, 2020

Teams learning from families learning from teams

A small group of people sharing a space for several weeks, all with different needs and preferences. Sound familiar right now? While it’s …

April 1, 2020

Seeing Change Creates Change

Gerry McGovern has just written a new book called World Wide Waste: How digital is killing our planet—and what we can do about it. It’s an …

March 31, 2020

Systems Thinking Failure

I committed a cardinal sin of systems thinking in the last issue of Doctor’s Note. Well, a little bit, at least. I mentioned the fact that …

March 16, 2020

Online Teaching Tips

I’ve been teaching online since the late 90s when I first started working on the Omnium Virtual Design Studio project. Back then 50 …