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The Design Research Challenge is a 16-week program aimed at familiarizing participants from across the EY organization with research methodology and artifacts through hands-on learning.
Regardless of their form, questions are tools that get people to think through things they may not have consciously considered before. This can lead to breakthroughs, such as seeing things from a new angle or challenging accepted statements, rules or processes. The right questions can result in a new understanding, or validating an assumption, or rebuking a hypothesis. They can also lead to more questions for future research opportunities.
When my colleagues Rob Tannen and Michael McAghon heard that I love painting, they approached me to create a custom piece that they could make a digital copy of for the second issue of the EY Design Studio e-newsletter, Studious. They told me that the section I’d be designing for was called Independent Study and set me loose.
We value diversity in all its forms.
Building a team of diverse thinkers with both different and complementary skill sets is challenging. We are constantly executing on our true diversity goal, which is building a place where user-centered professionals from different backgrounds and experiences are not only welcomed, but also thrive.
And, it should go without saying, but we’re committed to providing equal employment and advancement opportunities to everyone,
regardless of their race, color, ancestry, gender, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, veteran or any other legally protected status.
“Just like me” and hiring for “fit” are the enemy here. People who aren’t like us will “fit” just fine, because they’re great at the things we’re not. Diverse minds lead to diverse thinking. Diverse thinking leads to diverse problem solving.
The EY Design Studios are building something exciting — and bringing our collaborative model to engagements with some of the largest, fastest-growing and most compelling businesses in the world. Each studio has its own local vibe, but together we share a common goal of improving digital experiences. The perks aren’t too bad, either.