Do you believe design school graduates should enter the UX industry with the best possible preparation? That suggests that we as the incumbent industry practitioners have the ability and obligation to help them. But how exactly can we do this? It’s an inspiring and colourful topic, and we unpacked these ideas with design education leader Simon Pemberton and our community in our live panel discussion.
We all tend to oversimplify complex things into two competing ideologies: generalist or specialist, objective or subjective, individual or team. This can be useful, but it can also make us think we should pick a side. It also becomes an issue when we try and solve them—calling these things ‘problems’ implies there is a correct answer somewhere. But there often isn’t, and it takes us too long to realise. What if we had a tool that facilitated good conversations about these complex topics upfront? Where the goal isn’t a decision, but recognition? The answer to a question like ‘Should we focus on delivery or quality?’ could simply be ‘yes’. Stephen explains how, using Polarity Mapping.