Jon Daiello Product Designer 🦄

Journal

Priorities In Service

In March, I wrote on the reason life was so busy the previous month. This month, I’m writing on the issue of priorities, because in the midst of busy lives of service, sometimes it’s easy to put priorities in the wrong order. As I had breakfast with a dear brother I was able to gleam Biblical wisdom. I am also thankful for their ability to help me see practical applications of that wisdom every day. This is my confession and first step of repentance…

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Learning

Design Systems

Branding is a beast. If you’re not careful, brands can become unwieldy and disconnected over time. A good design system prevents that breakdown and helps anyone in the company effectively communicate the brand.

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Learning

Org Design for Design Orgs

As a design manager, I wanted to better understand my role in the fabric of the entire organization. Peter Merholz and Kristin Skinner provide an excellent description of the organization, framework, and components of an effective design organization.

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Learning

Sprint

It seems silly. Solve big problems and test in just 5 days? Jake Knapp walks us through the practical ways of designing, building and testing in one short sprint.

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Journal

Three Black Amps

A few months ago, I decided I was going to get a new guitar amplifier. I made a list of requirements for any amplifier that I’d consider. I started forming a list of options and then quickly narrowed it down to three options. Unfortunately, some of these amps were hard to find in person, so Guitar Center let me buy all three to try them out with the intent to only keep one of them.

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Journal

Facilitation!!

One of my new-found joys as a designer is learning the art of design facilitation. Teaching and guiding others to be the best at what they do is an exhilarating experience, and I can’t recommend it enough.

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Learning

The Elements of User Experience

Whether you’re a seasoned user experience designer or new to the industry, this book provides an excellent in-depth look at the user experience industry. Garrett provides an excellent explanation of the 5 main layers of user experience design.

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