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Has anybody else lost their innovative mojo working in a consultancy? I used to love being an experience designer but now it’s just “how can I make the best of this ill-planned shit pie” what to do??

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That feeling is not limited to consultancies or XDs. Is there a way to make yourself part of the planning process earlier? Then you can prevent some of the scope issues from happening...

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I agree the only way to have some fun in XD is working with clients on process early on. Still a shit fest ... But see it as a parfumed mess versus just a smelly one.

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Yes and no. I definitely eat shit regularly, but every now and then I meet someone new enough to get them excited for my crazy ideas before their souls get crushed.

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Cosign participating in scoping and approach framing. Curious about avenues in applying design methodologies outside of tech. Any insights?

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Part of the problem is that, unless your client is a small startup that's willing to take risks, change and innovation are hard. The big clients with a lot of money to spend have so many organizational limitations and technical limitations that they prefer to take on tech & experience debt then adopt actual transformative experiences. As a result, our job becomes more about MacGyvering something out the crap they have then moving the needle forward. This is true whether you're in-house, at an agency or consulting.

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