On the surface — strategy, communication, collaboration, facilitation and adaptability don’t sound like the core skills of a product designer. To create impact as part of cross functional teams requires breaking out of stereotypical moulds. But these skills aren’t emphasised enough in the design profession. At Made by Many we want to change that.

There is a big gap between the skills and mindset that education equips designers with and what’s needed to forge a resilient career in product design.

But as design professionals we widen this gap by fetishising the end thing, rather than what it takes to get to the end thing…

Adam Morris

Head of Product Design at The Economist. Previously at Made by Many

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