Great Design Can't Fix A Broken Business Model

93198dcb31b3ecf6d9afcfb34727a059?s=47 Ben Peck
October 15, 2015

Great Design Can't Fix A Broken Business Model

A fresh coat of paint doesn’t equal a new engine. Successful design understands the problem & solves a need. Sometimes changing the direction of the business is the design solution. I talk about self disruption and what designers roles are in that process.

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Ben Peck

October 15, 2015
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    #DesignDisruption @ B E N P E C K •

    @ F R O N T • @ P D A U TA H “Great Design Can’t Fix A Broken Business Model” - Brad Kowitz, Design Partner at Google Ventures
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    T H E C O N F E R E

    N C E F O R U X + P M www.frontutah.com • @frontutah
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    VS

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    “In the evolution of companies, they first compete on Technology,

    then Business Models, a few then 
 compete on Experience.” - Bob Baxley, VP of Design h t t p s : / / w w w. y o u t u b e . c o m / w a t c h ? v = 0 2 V W K g N I 1 p 4
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    T H E S E AT What’s the biggest complaint

    designers have? I don’t have a seat at the table.
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    Ratio for Early Stage, Design-Conscious Startups 1:4 to 1:5 Designer

    : Engineers h t t p s : / / w w w. y o u t u b e . c o m / w a t c h ? v = 0 2 V W K g N I 1 p 4
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    Ratio for Pinterest, Design-Conscious Late Stage Companies 1:10 Designer :

    Engineers h t t p s : / / w w w. y o u t u b e . c o m / w a t c h ? v = 0 2 V W K g N I 1 p 4
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    T H E S E AT We now have a

    seat, what do we plan to do with it? Well, there are still several types of seats.
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    A B E A N B A G I N

    T H E H A L LWAY,
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    A “ S M A L L ” S E

    AT AT T H E TA B L E ,
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    O R A R E A L S E AT,

    A D E S I G N E R S E AT.
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    ( L E T ’ S N O T L

    E T I T G O T O O U R H E A D S )
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    “The majority of companies still have design reporting into product.

    Especially at larger companies. That will take a much larger time to change…Traditionally product has people from engineering as well as MBA’s moving to product leads. What we see is that the design leader who cares about business moving into more product roles.” - Jackie Xu, Talent Recruiting for Twitter h t t p s : / / w w w. y o u t u b e . c o m / w a t c h ? v = 0 2 V W K g N I 1 p 4 How does this affect product?
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    Hotels.com 40 taps and 109 seconds to book a room

    h t t p s : / / w w w. u i e . c o m / b r a i n s p a r k s / 2 0 1 4 / 1 2 / 1 1 / l u k e - w ro b l e w s k i - m o b i l e - b e h a v i o r- a n d - d e s i g n - t re n d s - l i v e /
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    A B E A N B A G I N

    T H E H A L LWAY
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    Priceline.com 52 taps and 102 seconds to book a room

    h t t p s : / / w w w. u i e . c o m / b r a i n s p a r k s / 2 0 1 4 / 1 2 / 1 1 / l u k e - w ro b l e w s k i - m o b i l e - b e h a v i o r- a n d - d e s i g n - t re n d s - l i v e /
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    A “ S M A L L ” S E

    AT AT T H E TA B L E
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    Hoteltonight.com 4 taps and 8 seconds to book a room

    h t t p s : / / w w w. u i e . c o m / b r a i n s p a r k s / 2 0 1 4 / 1 2 / 1 1 / l u k e - w ro b l e w s k i - m o b i l e - b e h a v i o r- a n d - d e s i g n - t re n d s - l i v e /
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    A R E A L S E AT. A D

    E S I G N E R S E AT.
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    “Good design isn’t about pretty or ugly. It’s not even

    about usability or intuitive interaction. Good design solves problems. The airlines prove that even the best design techniques are worthless if designers don’t have access to the very root of the problems they’re trying to solve.” - Jeffery Veen, Design Partner at True Ventures 2006 h t t p : / / w w w. v e e n . c o m / j e ff / a rc h i v e s / 0 0 0 8 9 7 . h t m l
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    “[Silicon Valley] didn’t think a designer could build and run

    a company. They were straight up about it. We weren’t MBAs, we weren’t PhD students from Stanford. Being designers they thought we were people that worked for people that ran companies.” - Brian Chesky (Co-Founder of Airbnb)
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    T H E B U S I N E S

    S How can I get my company to ship beautiful design?
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    Well what if my company doesn’t think they need to

    compete on experience and it doesn’t look like they will any time soon?
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    “20% of the top cumulative-funded VC-backed ventures that have raised

    additional capital since 2013 have designer co-founders” - John Maeda 1. Leave
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    “Top-down sponsorship AND bottom-up effort is essential to make meaningful

    culture 
 transformation progress.” - Dane Howard 2. Disrupt
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    “People still wonder why I am spending my valuable entrepreneurial

    years working for a giant organization. Little do they know, the problems inside these companies are as fun to solve as growing a startup.” - Nate Walkingshaw, VP of Product at Pluralsight h t t p s : / / m e d i u m . c o m / @ n w a l k i n g s h a w / d i s r u p t i o n - i n - a n - 8 8 - y e a r- o l d - c o m p a n y - p a r t - i - f 6 3 b 9 d 8 1 1 3 2 c 2. Disrupt
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    T H E J O Y O F H E

    L P F U L E X P E RT I S E www.experticity.com • @experticity
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    “To achieve great design, you need great business thinking/doing —

    to effectively invest in design 
 — and you need great engineering — to achieve unflagging performance” - John Maeda Get Down To Business
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    T H A N K S @ B E N

    P E C K • @ F R O N T • @ P D A U TA H