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The 4 main pillars of DesignOps

Design can be a competitive advantage. To deliver great experiences, product teams need to get the design right.

DesignOps is a dedicated person or team in an organization that focuses solely on enabling the design team to work as efficiently as possible.

With that said, the four pillars of DesignOps are:

  • Design Process
  • Design Workflows
  • Design Tools
  • Design Culture

These four pillars help create highly integrated and effective design organizations across all products consistently.

Here’s a more detailed article on the four pillars of DesignOps and how utilizing them can ensure designers, developers, researchers, and other team members work together during the design process, creating highly integrated and effective design organizations.

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How is Budgeting for Design Activities done

Accurate, well-planned budgets and controlled costs are essential to any project’s success. With design becoming increasingly central for businesses, budgeting for design activities is crucial to a business’s competitive advantage.

Design activities are time-consuming endeavors, and need to be treated as part of the overall business strategy and budgeting process.

Step one, you need a solid budget plan.

Step two, identify the budgeting expenses. The important ones to look out for are:

  • People costs
  • Activity costs (tools, vendors, training, etc.)
  • Other costs (travel, events, licenses, subscriptions, etc.)

Keeping these in mind, maintaining control of the spending is vital to ensure a healthy percentage of ROI (return on investment).

Read more about how budgeting for design activities is done on our website.

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The difference between design and development-led projects

Developers have historically led product development. Product development processes in organizations across the globe were built around the developer, with product design taking a backseat.

Today, however, the demand for better-designed, user-intuitive products has forced companies to take a closer look at their design function.

And so, companies have slowly…

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