Design for Business Impact
Designers need to understand and demonstrate how their work impacts the success of their business. Leaders outside of design also need to know how to use design more strategically. By open-sourcing rare case studies from both multi-billion dollar companies and early stage startups, we aim to help you use design as a strategic business partner at your company.
Featured Case Studies
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How Foundation helped NFTs take over the internet
Learn when to go back to the drawing board and why empowering your entire team to see themselves as designers can help the research, development, and launch of products that drive business impact.
How Zendesk scaled its brand globally
See how the Zendesk team shared ownership and took socializing their brand to the next level to ensure it would positively impact all levels of work at Zendesk, from day to day interactions to broader, public-facing endeavors.
How Gusto rebranded for the long-term
Learn how Micah and his team grew Gusto’s brand awareness by 2x and their customer base by more than 40% with process, creativity, and cross-functional input.
How Twitter designs #ForThePeople
Get a look into the Twitter team's process, understand how designing in the public eye can provide your team with valuable, real time feedback, and see how embracing that feedback can help you achieve business results and improve your design process.
How Slack launched the biggest redesign in company history
Learn how driving engagement through design can impact business results and how prototyping and keeping customers deeply involved in the design process can help you design meaningful changes in the product experience.
How Pinterest expanded support for small businesses
In this talk, Lindsay explains how she and her team at Pinterest took a consumer problem, understood it from a business perspective, and then solved the problem for both consumers and businesses.
How Dropbox designed a successful IPO
See how Collin and his team married narrative, financial data, customer storytelling, and a comprehensive messaging rubric to build business confidence.
How Airbnb designs for inclusion
Benjamin Evans shares how building empathy and connecting design to your company’s mission can lead to meaningful design and positive business results.
How Asana designs for delight
Sara Kremer dives into how she worked cross-functionally to quantify the value of customer delight by mapping it to the company's ARR growth.
How Dropbox tests new business
Kim Bost outlines 3 common mistakes made in goal-setting and evaluation. Learn best practices her team has acquired through rapidly testing the revenue-generating potential of new products.
How Plaid redesigned their onboarding
Al Hertz shares how his team designed a core aspect of their new user on-boarding flow while both making and saving money for the business.
How Dropbox designs for teams
Angel Steger shares the process her team used to create accurate metrics and to help users feel confident in their use of the product. She discusses how design impacted the bottom line and changed the experience for teams within Dropbox Business.
How Gusto designed their new office space
Jenna Carando shares how the design team brought Gusto's brand and mission to the forefront in their new office space. Learn how to measure and educate others on the results of brand-focused design work.
How Mode designs for new and power users
Sam Novak shares how launch data spurred some major design changes to Mode Studio. She discusses the importance of research, how design impacts both new and power users, and how to have the most impact with small changes.
How Pinterest improved mobile web
Kaisha Hom shares the story of how her team improved upon the Pinterest mobile web experience to drive business results for a growing market segment.
How Remix launched a new product
Kelsey Jones shares how design helped shape the go-to-market strategy for a new product, as well as how they measured success. See how she worked cross-functionally and with customers to run a design-led pilot and drive business results.
How Slack solved for enterprise onboarding
Jen Long shares how her team solved for onboarding challenges with key Fortune 500 customers. She discusses the importance of getting to know your customers, working cross-functionally, and knowing your value in annual recurring revenue.
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