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Donna Spencer Presenting Design Work

Communicate your vision and get better project results every time.

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Do you love doing design work, but dread the inevitable design reviews that follow? Dread no more! Donna Spencer has the blueprint for a winning design presentation—one that conveys confidence, communicates your vision, and nets you frustration-free feedback you can actually use. Brimming with real-world expertise, Presenting Design Work will reshape how you share your work with clients, colleagues, and stakeholders, consistently leading you to better project results.

This book explores:

  • Why presentations go wrong, and what can help them go well
  • The value of presenting design work and how to choose the right format
  • Preparing your audience for a successful—and enjoyable—design review
  • Crafting a compelling presentation and acing logistics
  • Creating an effective, efficient feedback loop between you and stakeholders

Donna’s expertise and experience shine through in this practical guide to presenting design work. By using stories and examples that are easy to relate to, she connects with our complex fears and sometimes misguided goals around why we present our work. Donna shows us why we need to think of presentations less as a validation of our worth than as an invitation to a conversation that will make our work better. This book will change the way you present!

Louise Long
Director of service experience and design at the University of Melbourne
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Like a good presentation, Donna Spencer’s guide to presenting design is concise, clear, and full of useful nuggets every designer—or indeed anyone who needs to present their work—should take seriously.

Kim Goodwin
Author of Designing for the Digital Age
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Straight to the point, Presenting Design Work delivers essential and practical lessons for anyone new to presenting (design) work, and provides important reminders for even the most seasoned presenter.

Susan J. Wolfe
Principal of OE Strategy
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Donna Spencer

About the Author

Donna Spencer is an independent design consultant with twentyish years of expertise across the entire design spectrum—from strategy to delivery and everything in between. She has solved a wide range of design problems across various industries, with a particular emphasis on information architecture and complex employee experience problems. Recognized internationally as a leading UX practitioner, Donna frequently presents her work at conferences and has written five UX-related books. She created UX Australia and ran it for nine years.

Product Details

  • ISBN: 978-1-937557-80-5
  • Paperback: 52 pages
  • Published: Oct 20, 2020

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