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BEST Practice #6: Take Advantage of the Entire 6-weeks

Posted by on Aug 26, 2014 in BEST Practices | 0 comments

It is a less stressful to plan ahead than to play catch-up. Why not make the week following kickoff every bit as productive as the week...

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BEST Practice #5: Formally Document Everything as it Happens

Posted by on Aug 25, 2014 in BEST Practices | 0 comments

Few students actually want to spend time documenting what they’ve done. After all “why dwell on the past?” But the truth...

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BEST Practice #4: Use Decision Matrices to Make Team Decisions

Posted by on Aug 24, 2014 in BEST Practices | 0 comments

Designers tend to over value their own ideas. A team of designers, especially novice designers, is doomed if they don’t begin with...

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BEST Practice #3: Follow a Formal Design Process

Posted by on Aug 23, 2014 in BEST Practices | 0 comments

Creative individuals don’t innately lean towards structured protocol. But, design literature proves that structured protocol...

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BEST Practice #2: Formalize Your Team Structure

Posted by on Aug 22, 2014 in BEST Practices | 0 comments

Environments, physical resources, and available people skill-sets all come together to make each team unique. There is no such thing as an...

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BEST Practice #1: Adopt Realistic Expectations

Posted by on Aug 21, 2014 in BEST Practices | 0 comments

Disappointment and frustration stem from unmet expectations. It is okay to expect the best from the 6-week experience…but only if...

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