Iterative Mindset

I’ve been doing some work to represent design mindsets visually. Now I’m going to pair those visuals with some stories. 

A mindset of iteration is crucial to designing great products and experiences. When you look at something as a step in the process, rather than the end of the journey, you’re more open to feedback and to finding opportunities for improvement.

For example, when we launched Dual School, an idea incubator for high school students, we operated from 1:30-4:30pm on Tuesday afternoons. While we found that implementation worked well, we viewed it as ONE possible option, not THE only way. We then piloted an in-school cohort, and an online cohort. While none of it went perfectly, every iteration contributed to our learning.

Everything is a prototype. Iterate your way to success.