Designer’s Roles in a Design Team

Why use this tool?

By enabling a design team to discuss and negotiate team roles, students are more able to work collaboratively and the risk of team conflict is reduced.

How to use this tool?

This tool is best used when the team is being formed, as it will enable the sharing of strengths and weaknesses with other team members and enable negotiation of team roles from the start of a project.

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Thank you to Lauren Tan a PhD Candidate from Northumbria University's Design School for helping form Designer's roles in a design team used in the Student Exercise. The video has been supplemented with comments from Paul Thurston, Head of Design at Thinkpublic.