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Here are some notes from those Magento interviews:
Quotes:
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.
 
Examples:
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

Here are some notes from those Magento interviews:

Quotes:

  • 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.

Examples:

  • 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