Cultivating a Culture of Learning: Weekly Knowledge Sharing Sessions in Product Design

3 May 2023       .      2 min read


In the fast-paced world of product design, staying ahead of the curve is essential for creating user experiences that are both innovative and effective. One way to foster continuous learning and growth within a design team is through regular knowledge-sharing sessions. In this article, we will explore how I initiated and conducted weekly knowledge-sharing sessions with different product design teams, focusing on user experience (UX) design aspects. These sessions expanded the team's collective knowledge and encouraged collaboration and the practical application of new concepts.

The Concept of Weekly Knowledge Sharing Sessions

The idea behind weekly knowledge-sharing sessions was to create an informal and collaborative space for designers to exchange ideas, discuss emerging trends, and learn from each other's experiences. This approach was cost-effective and highly efficient in keeping designers up-to-date with the latest developments in UX design.

Each week, a team member would lead a session on a topic of their choice, ranging from design trends and interaction design to microscopy and inclusive writing. The goal was to expose designers to a wide array of concepts and techniques, enabling them to broaden their skill sets and stay current with the ever-evolving world of UX design.
A screenshot showing a presentation on Usability testing given to designers to learn more about how to do usability testing the right way

The Impact of Knowledge Sharing on the Design Team

The weekly knowledge-sharing sessions had a profound impact on product design teams. They facilitated open communication and collaboration, which fostered a sense of camaraderie among team members. By learning from each other's experiences and perspectives, designers were able to gain new insights and inspiration for their projects.

Furthermore, these sessions empowered team members to take ownership of their professional growth. They were encouraged to explore new topics, experiment with new techniques, and continuously push the boundaries of their expertise. As a result, the team's overall skill level and competence increased, leading to improved design outcomes and user experiences.

Applying New Knowledge to Our Designs

One of the core principles of our knowledge-sharing sessions was the practical application of new concepts. As we learned about various aspects of UX design, we consciously tried to implement these ideas in our work. This reinforced our learning and allowed us to see the real-world impact of our newfound knowledge.

For example, after discussing inclusive writing, we made it a priority to ensure that our designs incorporated language that was clear, concise, and accessible to a diverse audience. Similarly, when we explored interaction design, we experimented with new ways to create intuitive and engaging user interfaces.


The weekly knowledge-sharing sessions proved to be a valuable investment in any product design team's growth and development. By creating a culture of continuous learning, we were able to stay ahead of the curve in the world of UX design and produce innovative, user-centered solutions. In addition, these sessions fostered collaboration and skill development and encouraged the practical application of new concepts in our work. As a result, the design team's expertise and design outcomes improved significantly, further solidifying our commitment to creating exceptional user experiences.