How Brazilian jiu jitsu has helped me evolve as a designer and human being

Empathy, consistency, and sacrifices that develop interpersonal abilities and soft skills.

One of the buzz words in the design community these days is empathy. The initial stage of the Design Thinking process is to place yourself in the users’ shoes. This helps to understand their needs and desires considering a specific problem that needs to be solved. However, it’s not so simple as to purely have empathy.

Def. empathy — the ability to understand and share the feelings of another.

Interaction Design Foundation

Author: Steffen

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