This post-delivery practice is an opportunity to review the design journey of an engagement. It is an open forum critique involving the designer, a product owner (or engagement lead) and an audience of designers (a designer guild).
The goal of this practice is to map and analyze the process and practices utilized on an engagement in an attempt to collect honest feedback from owners and utilize that feedback to continuously improve our practices and deliveries in an effort to evaluate and maximize return on investment.
By performing this practice with the guild we are able to radiate the learnings immediately without a need for extra meetings or documentation. The guild also receives the feedback directly from the customer, minimizing the risk of introducing subjective or emotional biases.
Similar to a traditional retro - this is an opportunity to take a break, ideate and then take actions to improve or update the design journey - leveraging the collective wisdom of the guild to bear on the honing of the practices.
BEFORE THE DESIGN RETRO : ACTIVE
PERFORMING THE DESIGN RETRO : ACTIVE
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