Self-Awareness: Desired Cadence

Know how quickly you like to work.

Designers work to a rhythm. Some are moderate, where designers appreciate the distinct swings between doing design and doing reviews. Their unit of choice for measuring time is the week, giving themselves time to noodle on a concept and zero-in on an approach. A week gives reviewers enough time to balance their responsibilities between this project and others.

Others prefer an up-tempo approach, iterating daily or even hourly. They prefer to hold informal conversations around design. They can render new design concepts quickly, and talk their way around holes in their deliverables.