5 Business Tools Designed from the Ground Up

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Used, Loved, and Endorsed by Work-Bench

In the 1990s and 2000s, an explosion in information led to complex and difficult to use software. These legacy business tools are quickly being replaced by a new set of products built by companies that value design, experience, and emotions in order to give purpose, help understand, and share delight. We're building a company founded on design because we understand the power of design principles and their importance for the next generation of businesses.

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Should Designers Lead Companies?

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A Response to Designers Debate Club

Yes, more designers should lead companies. The world needs it.

At a recent Designers Debate Club, organizers hosted "a panel of pros, practitioners, and pundits" to debate the motion that "designers should lead companies." Tina Roth Eisenberg (SwissMiss), Craig Shapiro (Collaborative Fund), and Charles Adler (Kickstarter) argued for the motion, and faced Rick Webb (Barbarian Group), Gadi Amit (New Deal Design), and Jay Parkinson (Sherpaa) who argued against it. The conversation quickly went technical, we-do-this-you-do-that, perfection versus completion, amongst other things. However, the broad provocation required a much more fundamental conversation around values, which most people aren't ready to have. Designers are very well suited to lead companies if only for one reason; designers have a common motivation to improve the world around them.

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We're Hiring a Product Developer

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Update: This position has been filled.

Work-Bench is searching for a Product Developer to develop technology platforms and shape the future of work. You'll join the team as a full-time craftsperson that makes tools for our team, our members, and the larger technology community.

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Meet the Team - Day

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Day Jimenez, Design Director

This week we spent some time interviewing Work-Bench's first hire, Day Jiménez. Day is a designer and maker who strives to solve problems through improved human experiences. He leads the integrated experience of all things Work-Bench, from digital, print, and spatial matters.

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