Experience Design (XD) is the practice of designing culturally relevant solutions within products, programs, services, and environments.

I work towards being known by my colleagues, partners, and clients to have the following competencies.

General Competencies

  • Bridging Culture
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Business Perspective
  • Continuous Learning
  • Facilitation
  • Fostering Communication
  • Impact and Influence
  • Client Focus
  • Managing Resources
  • Networking
  • Organizational Savvy
  • Partnering
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Problem Solving
  • Project Management
  • Quality Focus
  • Grit and Resilient
  • Risk-Taking
  • Self-Awareness
  • Team Leadership
  • Teamwork
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Visioning and Alignment

Leadership Competencies

  • Exemplifying Integrity
  • Ensuring Accountability
  • Inspiring Others
  • Leading Change
  • Nurturing Innovation
  • Fostering Learning and Development
  • Acting with Empathy and Compassion
  • Embracing Diversity

Design Competencies

  • Journey Map
  • Userflows
  • Wireframes
  • Problem Framing
  • Minimum Viable Product
  • Value Proposition Design
  • Business Model Design
  • Persona Canvas
  • Empathy Mapping
  • Vision Roadmap
  • Product Roadmap
  • Strategic Roadmapping
  • Usability Testing
  • Information Architecture
  • Interaction Design
  • Visual Design
  • Technical Writing
  • Design Documentation
  • Rapid Prototyping

Marketing Competencies

  • Branding and Positioning
  • Content Marketing
  • Customer Experience Management
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Digital Marketing
  • Event Management
  • Integrated Marketing Communications
  • Market Research & Consumer Behaviour
  • Marketing Metrics
  • Marketing Planning & Analysis
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Media and Public Relations
  • Multi-Channel Marketing
  • Pricing Concepts & Methods
  • Product Development

"Daniel is a unique visionary. Empathetic, sensitive and resourceful, he leads through facilitation. His programs are always built around the concept of getting the right people to participate. I look forward to seeing his initiatives work for the good of society." -Vijay Chakravarthy, Industrial Designer Society of America, Chapter President

"I raised $3 million from Eduardo Saverin (Co-Founder of Facebook) & Tim Draper (VC and Founder of Draper University). I owe a lot to Dan for simplifying complex ideas and being the initial spark of inspiration that motivated me to go for it all." -Josh Rosenheck

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