Experience Design Weekly #66 – Invisible Design Systems & the Darkness SAFe

Experience Design Weekly 66

“Good companies manage Engineering. Great companies manage Product.”
Thomas Schranz

ARTICLES THIS WEEK

Beware SAFe (the Scaled Agile Framework for Enterprise), an Unholy Incarnation of Darkness
As you may have guessed from the title of this article, I actually think SAFe is very bad. It proclaims values that seem sensible and then turns around and imposes processes and structure that stifle real agility.

A Visual Vocabulary for Concept Models
Christina Wodtk’s amazing article on Concept Models.

Velocity should be renamed “future tech debt”
There is simply no correlation between more code and more value. There is no guarantee we can sell that additional code, that it solves any more customer problems or meets the needs of the business.

50 Cognitive Biases in the Modern World
In the name of self-awareness, here’s a closer look at three recently discovered biases that we are most prone to exhibiting in the modern world.

Invisible design systems
We see the term Design System everywhere: conferences, articles, tweets, courses, capabilities slides. While a design system is a powerful way to scale a product, our focus on its output (the pattern library itself), rather than outcome makes us miss the invisible value of its systematic approach.

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