Cap Watkins of Etsy Talks Iterative Design at HIDC

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Cap Watkins of Etsy Talks Iterative Design Principles at HIDC

Cap Watkins, Senior Design Manager at Etsy, will dig into iterative design principles when dealing with product design, and here’s an inside look into what he’d be doing if he wasn’t a designer …

I’d probably be a professional chef. I did a little cooking in a restaurant back home during high school and that experience has stuck with me ever since. I like the chaos of it a lot. You have to take that craziness of a thousand different orders, compartmentalize it and execute.And if you’re prepared and keep your head, you survive. I still cook a lot at home and we throw dinner parties every couple of weeks. It’s not really the same, but I really enjoy that feeling of preparing, executing and seeing the result on the plate. I think designers and product teams could certainly take lessons from professional kitchens and apply them to their processes and work.

Sounds a lot like design work to us, Cap!

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