The Design of People

Apr 2013 45 minutes

HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, Responsive Design, Mobile First, Content Strategy – yes, it’s important to keep up with the latest and greatest technologies, design patterns, and trends, but these alone can far from guarantee your success.

The process of designing and building software exposes our humanness and diverse portfolio of imperfections. It is your ability, or lack thereof, to understand and work with other people — your project team, stakeholders, and users — that often determines the success of your work, as well as how you feel along the way. And chances are, it is the skill that you spend the least amount of time working on — it’s the “soft skill” that’s really the hardest to learn.

In The Design of People, Nishant Kothary will take you through some of the most irksome dilemmas of our day, using case studies and research from the fields of behavioral economics, neuroscience, and cognitive psychology. You’ll laugh and you’ll cry, but you’ll leave with a more technical understanding of how to work with and influence other people: the key to your best work.

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