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How Design Can Aid a Shift Toward Sustainability

Sustainable practices are spurring innovation and putting designers at the forefront of a movement. Here are three well-known companies taking steps toward sustainability:
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Making Your Case: How Design Drives Innovation and Growth

Strategic design can help shape an organization’s value proposition, but how might we make this argument to stakeholders unaware of the myriad potential applications of design across a business? Here are three ways:
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Advocating for Design-Led Innovation with Prapti Jha and Harsh Wardhan

How might we help our organization see design as a strategic advantage? A Senior Design Strategist at Cisco and a Solutions Designer at Google share a case study and key insights for design teams who want to influence business strategy.
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Presentation vs. Storytelling: How to Elevate Your Message

Powerful storytelling isn't just for fiction and films; it can help you elevate your influence as a designer and inspire action in your organization. Discover the difference between a simple presentation and true storytelling.
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Designing Better Products Faster Through Client Collaboration

When it comes to product design, does collaborating with the client slow down the process? It can. But it certainly doesn’t have to. In fact, we’ve seen teams use a collaborative design process with their
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8 Ways You Can Gain Influence with Storytelling

Without a story around your message, cross-functional partners and business stakeholders will create their own meaning. Strategic storytelling can help you elevate your impact as a designer and inspire action in your organization. Consider these takeaways for design scenarios where storytelling is most powerful.

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