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⚡️ The Power of Perspective: How Personal Values Drive Design Decisions

Published 27 days ago • 1 min read

Remember that song?

The one by SNAP that goes "I've got the power"

The truth is, as designers and leaders, you do have a lot of power. You are creators. You bring things into the world that will impact others.

So, understanding your own values is crucial. It helps you see how your perspective influences your work. Sometimes, it's about truly connecting with someone else's viewpoint, staying open and neutral. This is especially important when you're exploring how people interact with systems, services, or products.

But there are times when you need to stand firm in your beliefs, especially when you're advocating for people or your work. You must bring your own values and ethical principles to the forefront.

If you're not clear about your values, you risk either unintentionally creating something that doesn't align with your intentions or being swayed by others' values that aren't truly yours. As designers and leaders, you shape experiences and realities for others, so it's essential to stay grounded in your own values to avoid these risks.

Here is a shortish video where I expand on the topic of values for designers and leaders.

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The power of your values is great. Your responsibility is greater. Your awareness of how to integrate both is greatest of all.

You've got this,

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This Human by Melis Senova

Helping designers lead.

Enabling senior design professionals to be more influential within their organisations. ✨ Author of this human and design character, published by BIS Publishers.📚

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