Health Check: Diagnose Your Design Team's Culture


Alison Entsminger


Caitlin MacRae


Devin O'Bryan


Advance RSVP is available to Primary Entry badge types only. Walk-ups may be accepted on a first come, first served basis.

Whether we're designing in-house, at an agency, or consulting, dynamics across interdisciplinary teams are more complex than ever. Without intentional focus and maintenance, a healthy relationship between collaborators gives way to miscommunication and roadblocks. So, when was the last time you checked the pulse of your team's culture? Every team forms a culture, whether it's healthy, disengaged, or straight up toxic. When designing in a bubble isn't an option, we need to cultivate a vulnerable work environment to build trust and align around common goals.

In this workshop, you'll gain tools to empower your team to take ownership of its culture. Come learn to assess cultural health, identify ingrained patterns, and strategize better ways to work together. Leave this workshop ready to lead your design team to interdisciplinary harmony, with the outcomes to prove it.

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Interactive Badge
Format: Workshop
Event Type: Session
Track: Design
Level: Beginner