Making Remote Work Work in 2021 - Masterclass for Creative Teams

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2021 enters a new era working in design. This Masterclass we will explore how to work efficiently in remote creative teams.

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In the past year the creative process has shifted, working remotely has created new challenges for professionals working in Tech.

In this masterclass, with Vitaly Friedman (Creative Lead, Smashing Magazine), we'll look into the creative process in remote teams.

Examine new practices and strategies for distributed work, design systems, customer exposure hours, KANO model and environments for collaborative remote work. And learn tooling and techniques that work, and the ones that don’t work for companies around the world .

Meet your instructor, Vitaly Friedman

Vitaly is the author, co-author and editor of all Smashing books, and a curator of all Smashing Conferences. He currently works as creative lead of Smashing Magazine and front-end/UX consultant in Europe and abroad, working with European Parliament, Haufe-Lexware, Axel-Springer, OTTO and a few other companies.

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In detail, we’ll be diving into these topics:

State of remote work in 2021

  • Is remote work more or less productive?
  • The myth of the water cooler
  • Improving collaboration and communication
  • Remote deliverables (Figma, behavior diagrams, content wireframes)
  • Zoom fatigue: audio and camera requirements
  • Focus blocks
  • Providing better estimates
  • Managing and resolving conflicts
  • Remote productivity
  • Remote collaborative spaces (Miro)
  • Tooling for productive remote work
  • The future of offices

State of design systems in 2021

  • How to organize a design system
  • How to establish a design system
  • How to measure the effectiveness of a design system
  • Tooling to bridge the gap between design and development “hand-offs”

Shifting focus to design

  • KANO Model: how people think and how we can make our products memorable — and how to integrate it in the existing operations.
  • Spreading the design focus across organizations
  • Moving companies towards UX/design literacy
  • Everybody is a designer on the team
  • DesignOps
  • Customer exposure hours, what-we-learned-sessions, how to organize meetings
  • Inclusive design and diversity make for better products

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