Design Leaders display competencies beyond those of a traditional leader – they are more intuitive, more human-centered, and more visual.
Whereas design management deals with ‘how, when and with whom’, design leadership is focused on the ‘why and what’, and the very best design managers and leaders know when and how to switch between leading or managing content, people or processes. Some of the topics covered in this module include:
- Why is leadership important for design and organisations?
- What are the characteristics of good leadership and how does it apply to design?
- What can design leadership contribute to organisation leadership?
- How can you navigate between design management and design leadership in your daily work?