Recently, I’ve been saying designers should be thinking more like product managers but continue to solve problems through the work of design. I‘ve extended this to learning, because as designers we seem to be tackling increasingly complex problems.

I coined this phrase because there’s something powerful about expressing learning, thinking and working in simple terms — particularly in the context of solving complex and risky problems counterintuitively fuelled by curiosity and learnings from a diverse range of topics.

The need to expand on Learn like a teacher-scientist, Think like a product manager, Work like a designer led to this article…

Boon Yew Chew

Principal UX designer at Elsevier. IxDA local leader and board alumni. Strategy. Systems. Visual thinking. Design. Has a brain in his stomach.

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