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Ben Holliday is an experienced design leader, writer and speaker. This is his blog (started in 2005). If you’re new to this site, Ben has published a playbook for design linking together many of his blog posts from the past 5 years. You can book him to speak at an event, get in touch or follow him on Twitter.

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People, just do nothing

The best way of doing nothing is to look busy. Don’t be this person.

In the end it’s where you are that matters. How you got there is just a story. People will judge you on what you delivered, and the difference it made.

Less process. More progress.

The challenge

Be invested.

What matters. Building a design community

I’ve been leading the User Experience team for just under 12 months now at Digital DWP.

At the moment we have people working in 3 different locations across the UK (Interaction Designers, Content Designers, and Front End Developers).

Everyone is working as part of agile delivery teams on different products and services, so our focus has been on building a design community.

Hold your nerve

A few years ago now I read the Susan Jeffers book Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway. It’s full of good advice. For example:

Develop more trust in your ability to handle things.

I like the saying “hold your nerve.” It’s more of a sense check to hang in there or stick with it.