Here are some notes from those Magento interviews:
- I talk to my team a lot about economy. How do we accomplish the same goal in less moves?
- Design isn’t making things beautiful or perfect, it’s making things complete.
- The lack of ego here is rare for a design culture. It’s a group of creative people who are working together to make the end result better.
- I’d love for eBay Inc. to tackle the idea of identifying design as more than visual style.
- All John Donahoe has to do is mention design.
- My wish is that design thinking is part of eBay Inc.’s DNA.
- It was a struggle to convey that we (designers) want to solve the problem versus put a visual style on it. It’s getting easier because of good leadership from John Couch. He restates that the function of design can be very early on in the project.
- I’ve never been happier than working with John Couch.
- John Couch acknowledges us, really cares about the team. It means a lot for me and it makes us really create amazing work as a team.
- Environmental freedom is necessary for designers. I look at the space and say, “would something revolutionary be invented here?”
- Bring designers in to the conversation to help resolve a problem - we can help bring a different perspective.
- Magento design philosophy, core values, brand guidelines
- Imagine conference
- Magento web site redesign process
Possible outcome goals (based on ideas that were surfaced in interviews)
- “Environmental freedom”: less restrictions about what to do with space.
- Tighter collaboration between design and development, more shared space