One of the best qualities of working with a team is diversity, and that comes through in working styles, too. This can cause friction when different styles of critique – or reactions to stress – clash.
Leaving old experiences alone is simply not a neutral choice. Old UI incurs a cost: it decays over time, and as long as it exists, it will come back to bite you. How do you deal with the zombies in your UI?
We're all time-constrained at work. In this kind of regiment we each track our own time and goals, and can feel the pressure to keep moving. Sometimes the best thing to do is to pause, and let others take the conversation forward.
Beyond the skill, strategy, and chance, games shape your thinking. These are a few games I've come across that pose challenges that correlate, in some small measure, to the types of problem-solving I do every day.