If teams aren’t purposeful about the way they work together, the default is going to be chaotic.

An image of R2-D2 and C3PO standing next to each other, an image still taken from the movie Star Wars.
An image of R2-D2 and C3PO standing next to each other, an image still taken from the movie Star Wars.

(Watch the video of this content presented at the TNW Couch Conference from March 2020 and the follow up article here. All research conducted with my partner in crime and technology, Omer Wazir)

When it comes to building the best digital products and experiences, design and development teams need to work together in a way that allows them to drive meaningful impact. A team that works together cross-functionally will drive exponentially more value than a single domain ever can. However many organizations struggle with putting this insight into practice. Why is it so hard to get development and design to…


You probably wouldn’t be interested.

I live in the weeds of building digital experiences and products, which is a very hairy place to be on a good day. It’s complex, nuanced and a bigger problem space than you or I can solve on our own. Diversity of thought and harnessing group intelligence are the single greatest tools you can leverage, which means collaborating, co-creating and communicating with other people will be your only way through the weeds alive. Most interpretations on what to do next on any given project at any given time, are not immediately apparent to any single domain like design, technology or…


Untold Stories from the Design System

In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is. — Yogi Berra

We all like to believe that there’s someone else in the room who has a grasp on what’s going on when we’re feeling in over our head. Play it cool man. Pretend like you’ve done this 1000 times before. I totally got this, and if I don’t, someone else does and will tell me what to do. Until it’s time to produce something, and you realize everyone around you is in the same boat, and it’s called the “SS Please Send HALP.” …

Trish Lamanna

Design Technologist @ Rangle.io // Fire Enthusiast // Professional Cat Herder

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