New Designer Onboarding

8 years ago from Kurt Cunningham, Designer | Developer | Made By Munsters

  • Joshua SortinoJoshua Sortino, 8 years ago (edited 8 years ago )

    There's the usual process which involves saying "hi" to the team, setting up their workstation, understanding their first project, etc... But one of my favorite additions has been a first-time full product walkthrough while the new designer records all of their least and most favorite parts of the experience and any ideas they may have.

    A new candidate has a fresh set of eyes. More importantly, they have a fresh set of designer's eyes. There's something special about a designer's first impression, and you should take advantage of that before they're accustom to the product and all of its flaws.

    Further reading: http://joshuasortino.com/journal/savoring-first-experiences

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    • Kurt Cunningham, 8 years ago

      I really like this idea. Provides some data on our onboarding process. Thanks for your comment.

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