Five LEAN Principles Every Designer Should Know.


Picture: Lean principles every designer should know
What designers should know about the LEAN principles

Principles make seeming bulky process, simple. They rid you of getting stuck all the time. This is true with the LEAN concept, knowing what to do and when to do it makes the concept simpler. LEAN is founded on the principle of defining value from the customer's perspective and constantly improving the way value is provided by removing any resource use that is inefficient or does not contribute to the value goal.

The LEAN concept has principles that yield better productivity when applied, thus, it is important for every designer to be acquainted with these principles.


1. Value

The value of a product is always determined by the needs of the client. Critical questions must be asked such as Why do you want this Design? Who is your target audience? Who is your competition? Do you have any design specifications? What are the other critical needs or expectations that must be fulfilled? The answers to these questions are what inspires creativity to create a valuable product.


2. Value Stream

After determining the value, the next stage is to map out the "value stream," of all the activities and procedures involved in designing a product from the ideation to the delivery to the client. Value-stream mapping is an eye-opening exercise that identifies all the actions that move a product. The idea is to identify every step that does not provide value according to the customer’s needs and then figure out how to get rid of them.


3. Flow

Following the removal of irrelevancies from the value stream, the next step is to ensure that the remaining phases run smoothly with no interruptions, delays, or bottlenecks. According to LEI, "make the value-creating activities happen in a tight sequence so that the product or service flows smoothly toward the client." This may necessitate breaking down the activities involved in the design, with a wide view to making the product relevant for years.


4. Apply the Pull Principle

The Pull Principle is one of the most essential principles in LEAN Philosophy. The Pull principle is founded on the idea that you should only produce what the client asks for. Consumer demand defines both the type and functionality of products to design, and this process is to precisely meet customer demand.


5. Perfection

This is the most important part of the LEAN principle, while the first to fourth steps are important, this last step puts every piece together, it involves doing a thorough check-up, checking the client’s specification with your design, and confirming it with the consumer needs.


Design Tech (either UX Design or Product Design) requires skillfulness and creativity, skillfulness can be learnt, and this can in turn birth a creative mindset. You can learn these skills, (UX Design, Product Design, Agile Management) at the GoCreate USA Bootcamp, sign up to join our Fall Bootcamp waitlist.

7 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

Tel

01 (925) 420-442

© 2022 | All rights reserved | Brave Achievers

01 (925) 420-442

Tel

01 (925) 420-442

Funds from the BUX Platform go into the GoCreate USA bootcamp. GoCreate USA is a free Product Design bootcamp for talented people in the United States of America.

Brave Achievers is a registered 501(c)(3) in United States of America Pursuant to Internal Revenue Service regulations: No goods or services are provided in exchange for donations to Brave Achievers.

Address

39252 Winchester Rd. Ste 107 - 300, Murrieta, CA 92563

Reach out
Tel
01 (925) 420 - 4422
Address
39252 Winchester Rd. Ste 107 - 300, Murrieta, CA 92563