Then, Now, Next: Evolution of Design Business

A presentation at Bucharest Tech Week in in Bucharest, Romania by Josh Silverman

This talk traces the path and (re)configuration of design teams through distinct eras of practice, unpacks the benefits and opportunities within each model, and draws a parallel with the types of work being delivered. Yet through it all, essential challenges persist. This talk will provide tools and techniques for getting the fundamentals right, and close with a few hypotheses about the opportunity for Bucharest’s innovative future.

Takeaways include:

  • Minimum viable business models with methods to embed design from the beginning
  • Frameworks and rubrics for building and maintaining high-performing teams
  • Tips for diagnosing and solving problems at The People Layer