When it came time for the Zendesk product design team to document our design process, we all turned to the Design Council’s Double Diamond. Instead of using it as is and calling it a day, we used it as a conversation starter.
It made us think about our process—the good, the bad, and the ugly. We established our needs. We added other workstreams. We outlined milestones that made sense to our organization. In the end, we put our own twist on it and called it the Zendesk Triple Diamond. The visual is cool, but the discussion around it was the real takeaway.
Onboarding new hires
Framing design maturity during critiques
Explaining research activities and their goals
Status updates for bigger projects
Retrospectives on which diamonds went well/didn’t go well
Two diamonds or three, let us know how you get your teams to communicate, iterate on, and evolve the design process.