Read: Christina Wodtke on A Unified Theory for Design

Super, succinct model of the essence of design >

A Unified Theory for Designing Just About Anything” by @cwodtke

In a university context useful not just for business analysts like me involved in service, systems or product design, but also anyone involved in writing, research, teaching (it includes instructional design example).

It really is a model that could be applied to many scenarios that require design or creativity and covers four key elements that form the acronym CAMP:

Context
i.e the discovery business analysts like to do that establishes the goals, stakeholders, requirement and constraints

Architecture
i.e the organising principles and structures of the design

Mechanics
i.e the behaviours and qualities you want to implement

Poetics
i.e. the emotional and experiential response of users

Resource Guide for Early Career Business Analysts

Information Resources for Business Analysts:

A Subject Guide for New or Aspiring Professionals

This is a guide to business analysis information resources I wrote for an assignment on the Information Domains module of my MSc in Information Science at City University, London in April 2015.  It is a collection of 100 annotated resources that I’ve found useful in my career and may be of interest to new business analysts or those hoping to pursue a career in business analysis.

Download the resource guide as a PDF document.

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Information Resources for Business Analysts: A Subject Guide for New or Aspiring Professionals by Alison Pope is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.