I manage a UX team of 10 designers working within an agile software development company. The team are located together in the same area but each designer works with a different agile scrum team. I'm facing the following problem:
- Designers feel they do not have a good grasp or idea of what other members of the design team are working on.
We have a weekly meeting for 2 hours where all designers get together and give updates. Some designers show some things they have done and others just give more general updates without visuals.
Because there are 10 designers, it takes some time to go around everyone and the meeting in general seems a little stale. Even with this in place designers dont feel they get a good enough overview of what others are doing and the process of going around one by one seems tedious.
I've also tried taking over a wall in the office where each designer has a spot to update their space with designs and progress they have made. However, this space is located a little outside the area and many designers forget to do it and feels like alot of management. I think something like this would work well of integrated into the design space, but at the moment that is not an option.
I'd be interested in hearing any ideas or other possible techniques I could employ to make the sharing of work a little more fun, effective and integrated into the team. Any forms of collaborative methods or ideas welcome.