This is a diagram I quickly presented as part of my talk at HIVE 11. It needs some context but I wanted to pop it up here quickly and get back to the explaining when I get back home. If you were at HIVE you know it was a wonderful day. I was particularly pleased by the emergence of themes across many of the talks. This is always a good sign that your discipline is moving in a positive direction if many great thinkers and doers arrive at similar conclusions independently. Well, as independently as you can in this information sharing world of ours.
One of the themes I was most happy to hear again and again was the importance's of having design leadership present in every company and project. A number of speakers including myself talked about this in addition to the need for experience design to be present and active throughout the project design and development cycle.
I'll get my slides with notes up next week and hopefully we can keep the conversation going. In the meantime. If you were there, I'd love to hear what you think about this.