The best designers are humble, curious and generous

Abram El-Sabagh
1 min readMay 23, 2020
Two people looking at a whiteboard and drawing

Humility means you’re open to criticism, and you want to get better every day. You seek feedback to learn, and you share your feedback with others to help them.

Curiosity is about exploring people’s context and problems. You’re genuinely interested in your people and their lives, and not just satisfied with treating them as a ‘user’ or a ‘colleague’.

Generosity means you talk openly about your process and the thinking behind it. You don’t hide behind your ‘design’ hat. You want others to learn and grow because that’s how you can scale your impact. You allow others to grow and help them as they do.

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Abram El-Sabagh

Human-centred designer. ThinkPlace. Designing for positive outcomes.