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What Is Your Greatest Design Challenge?

What Is Your Greatest Design Challenge?

The following presentation was my Ignite talk at the kick-off to IxDA's chapter in Ottawa, Ontario. Hat Tip to the IxDA for their support and to the volunteers and organizers who made this event possible. Honoured to be asked to share experiences and ideas with the local design community.

Jeff Parks

May 09, 2012

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