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Design Manager Candidate Rubric

Jon Bell

Overall Assessment: Tentative No

Reviewer: Adam Kaplan


1. Communication & Collaboration

Do they communicate clearly? Are they able to work collaboratively toward a shared understanding of and solution to the problem? Are they easy to work with?

2 - Jon took the time to get to know us and asked lots of questions. I was hoping he would lead more creative exercises like sketching. He mentioned wanting to use the whiteboard and how he is more comfortable with in person meetings. I'm not sure if Jon has a lot of experience managing a remote design team.

2. Design Thinking

Do they follow a clear process for problem solving? Do they exercise design thinking skills (problem definition, empathy, idea generation, synthesis)? Do they show consideration for the user during the process?

2 - I wanted more creative exercises! It would have be nice to give the designers time to sketch and think through the problem.

3. Facilitation

Were they adept at encouraging participation and generating a wide range of ideas, while also making good use of the allotted time and keeping things on track?

4 - I appreciated that Jon included everyone when working through the problems but he didn't keep track of time very well.

4. Can I learn from this person?

What unique skills, expertise, or perspectives would this person bring to the team?

Jon talked about having other team members from different disciplines join design discussions.

5. How excited would I be for this person to be my manager?

I don't think Jon is a good fit for our remote design team.


Other Details

Any other written, spoken, or demonstrated evidence that would make them a good fit (or not) for this role?

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