This week in ux-clinic: Leading the design skunkworks

This week in the ux-clinic discussion forum – Leading the design skunkworks:

My UX team is convinced that to achieve their goals they need to go underground – go off and build a prototype, on their own, and show it to th team only when they have something amazing. They don’t want to partner or negotiate: they want to create their blue sky vision and return, so to speak, from the mountain.

Historically i’ve been a politician between UX and the rest of the org, but I would like to try a skunkworks approach, however I’ve never done this sort of thing before. If we go too far on our own, why will anyone listen? How do we keep the project underground? I’m looking for a primer on leading the secret design effort.

– Leading design skunkworks

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