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The DOs and DON’Ts of Working with a Designer

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  1. DO: Communicate
    DON’T: Expect a mind reader
    Communication is an integral component to any project, be it design related or otherwise. No communication or miscommunication can tank an entire project. From the first meeting with the designer, work together to create a clear project vision. One of the most helpful pieces of information you can provide during this meeting is a selection of examples of other similar works that you like. Collaboration with the designer during the entire project is also necessary. Establish a communication schedule so that the project remains on track. Ensure that this schedule is adhered to. If a designer doesn’t hear anything throughout the project they assume that everything is going well. No designer is going to be happy if presented with a laundry list of changes at the end of a project.
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The Basics of Business Analysis

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As Quercus’ resident UX Specialist, my recent venture into the BA world has been an interesting one. Working with the fantastic business analysts we have here as mentors has been incredibly beneficial, but when I heard about the Basics of Business Analysis course being offered at Grant MacEwan I couldn’t help but attend.
The course offered a high level introduction to the ideas and theories behind business analysis. Thanks to a great instructor, Dune Nguyen, the content was not only fascinating, but also easily applied to scenarios to situations outside the BA world. Dune offered some tips for success which can prove useful no matter your role:

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