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How to review a design

Today, I will share how I like to review a design produced by my design process: QualiMente Design Process I call this a ‘semi-formal’ design review, because it leverages key aspects of a ‘formal design review’ such as: the design is built from...

The design process

Reading time: 4.5 minutes My team designs with the support of several tools. Our design process has several feedback cycles built into it. QualiMente Design Process This design process and supporting tools are tailored to helping us generate designs of processes and...
The genesis of a design

The genesis of a design

Perhaps even more so than science, engineering is akin to writing or painting in that it is a creative endeavor that begins in the mind’s eye and proceeds into new frontiers of thought and action, where it does not find so much as make new things.Petroski, Henry. The...
Form follows function

Form follows function

It is the pervading law of all things organic and inorganic, of all things physical and metaphysical, of all things human, and all things super-human, of all true manifestations of the head, of the heart, of the soul, that the life is recognizable in its expression,...

Zzzt! Closing the loop

Reading time: 90 seconds In QualiMente’s Secure Cloud team retrospective on Friday, we identified a couple of improvement actions: Improvement Actions from Friday’s Retrospective For context, we are several weeks into building a new service called k9 that...