Design Thinking

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BobTheFiddler

Definition

A term that is crucial to gatekeep common sense.

Example


Doing something because it is common sense is a cardinal sin in the world of design. The only way to avoid it is to do the same thing but say that it is a result of design thinking

Ethnography

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NotSoSlimShady

Definition

A design researcher’s excuse to be a voyeuristic creep.

Example

What do you do when you are found peeping through someone’s window?

Plead guilty of doing ethnographic research.

CYA

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Bob

Definition

Cover Your Ass.

Example

Tech 1: Hey I have a user that wants to reset the office printer password. There is no documentation or pre-approval for this.
Tech 2: CYA, we need approval and the process documented.

Optimism

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victorgolf

Definition

When you are ignorant enough to hide yourself from making a Plan B

Example

He was very optimistic when stuck in a desert with half glass of water!

Lets take this offline

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Mediocre Slacker

Definition

It means your question is dumb. Or it may mean I dont have time for this shit. Most probably it means I dont know the answer.

Example

BOSS: Year on Year we are going to increase customers by 150% by doing great customer service.

YOU: Can you share what we are going to do different.

BOSS: Let us take this offline

Take for example

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ScottyMcGee

Definition

"Take for examples" are words or phrases used when you say some fluff or jargon and want to rub it on the listener’s face that you know this word. So you give simple words or phrases of the same meaning or non-fluffs with context. One can argue that they could have started with the simple words with the context and they are completely right

Example

Language is pretty preternatural. Take for example, the word preternatural needn't be used in the previous sentence. I could have just said ‘weird’.

Strategy

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MyNameJeff

Definition

No one knows what exactly a strategy is, but everyone has one, sometime even many, for everything they do. This ensures that there's always something to blame when things go south, which is almost always.

Example

The ultimate strategy for following any diet is to eat the right food at the right time in the right quantity...see it does and does not make sense

LIFE COACH: You are not happy in life because you don't have a strategy to be happy.

ME: Huh what?!

LIFE COACH: That will be $100.

*sadness intensified*

Meta

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appletard

Definition

Something remotely profound referring to itself.

When you are talking and have the urge to sound philosophical and cool at the same time, say something confusing and call it meta.

Example

“It would be great if you can define your own jargon. Now that’s meta!”

Wicked Problem

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Hercule_Porota

Definition

A problem that doesn’t have a right solution.

This phrase is usually used as a ‘get out of jail free card’ for problems you can’t solve.

Example

When you can’t design systems to solve world hunger.

ME: Let’s term it as a wicked problem and call it a day. I am hungry.

AI

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IamSober

Definition

An abbreviation used to get out of sticky situations when you can't explain how exactly technology is going to solve the problem you are trying to solve. Oh, and it stands for artificial intelligence.

Example

The answer for insomnia and other sleep-related problem is to bring A.I into our life.

"How exactly is A.I going to solve it?"

poof... disappear into thin air

Design

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IamSober

Definition

A term that can be used to make each and everything sound interesting. From products, services and experiences to thought processes and even philosophical conundrums. It will also help you sell your ideas or solutions and make you feel, if not actually, creative.

Example

RANDOM COMPANY: We have meticulously designed a holistic experience for you to part with your hard-earned savings by...

PUBLIC: Shut up and take my money.