Kedron Rhodes

Helping leaders innovate by design

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The Product Manager Said What???

Have you ever wondered why some products are so hard to use? This story might explain that very reason—plus a powerful tip to fix the problem.

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Do This for a Better Critique

Whether you're giving or getting a design critique, this mindset and method will help you get more value out of the critique process.

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In-house vs Agency Designer

Have you ever wondered what the difference is between being an in-house designer vs working at an agency? I've worked at both, and here are 4 difference worth considering when choosing between the two.

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Beyond Performance & Efficiency

It is easy to get focused on maximizing performance and efficiency when it comes to our design work. Although those are important considerations it can be just as easy to lose sight of the human component of design. Here are 3 considerations to keep in mind as you balance these concerns.

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Is Empathy Holding You Back

Empathy is having a moment right now, but have you ever thought that it might be holding you back? Here are 2 aspects of empathy worth considering and 1 powerful way to activate it.

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3 Must-haves for a Design Driven Culture

What does it take to foster a design friendly culture? What characteristics support a design way of thinking within your team? Here I share 3 requirements for a thriving design friendly culture.

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How to Know When to Zoom Out and Ask for Help

As a designer, it can be easy to get so focused on the thing that we are making, that we lose sight of the inspiration around us. Here I share how I identify moments when I need help, and the kind of help I seek in those moments.

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What is design thinking?

There are countless definitions of Design Thinking. Some are helpful, most are not. Here is the definition that I find to be the most helpful, and I picked it up from a design legend!

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What is design anyway?

What is design anyway? Design is a fuzzy word. It has a different definition, depending on who you ask. Here are 3 anchors I hold to when I define design.

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What Designers Need To Know About Design Thinking

What designers (and non-designers) misunderstand about design thinking and what to do about it.

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