May 4, 2016

Let’s Talk About:

Sharing Our Process

Sharing the process behind the work we do — the inspiration, sketches, headaches, late nights, and “a-ha” moments — serves as a reminder of the road that brought us to the finish line. When our peers share their processes, it helps us expand our skill set, empathize with the challenges they face, and gain exposure to new ideas.

As an example of how we share our process, our recent Dick's Sporting Goods - Women's Fitness case study focuses on the journey from concepting to production to results.

Sharing DSG's Women's Fitness

Community Thoughts on Sharing Our Process...

  1. 1. Case Studies: Design process story “By telling stories about the work you’ve done, you have the opportunity to share your beliefs, values, and things that are important to you. It helps you connect with people that share those beliefs.”
  2. 2. Becoming a Change Agent “Getting our organizations and colleagues to change how they approach their work is not a small change, it’s a big change. That requires an approach that involves presenting evidence and making people feel something.”
  3. 3. “Forms in Nature,” in-depth process with Chromosphere and David Kamp “The scale of it was really daunting, so to pare down the concept, I started researching and writing a list of some of the most momentous scientific discoveries and innovations throughout history.”
  4. 4. Aaron Draplin Takes On a Logo Design Challenge “Aaron’s a Portland fixture by way of the Midwest, the owner of Draplin Design Co., and an advocate of “blue collar” design: design that works. Here he takes our logo design challenge, creating a dozen iterations of a logo for a fictional construction company.”
  5. 5. Redesigning CodePen “Sparkbox and CodePen have had many awesome conversations over the years. We’ve laughed together at conferences, and Sparkboxers are huge fans of CodePen as a product. After several conversations, the natural evolution of combining forces for an amazing redesign made sense. And thus, we began tackling an extremely fun design challenge.”

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