Conway’s Law in Product Design

Conway’s Law was introduced in 1967 by a programmer Melvin Conway. The law represents a concept originating from the software world but not constrained by any specific domain. Conway’s law was not intended as a joke but as a valid sociological observation. It states the fact that two software modules X and Y cannot interface correctly with each other unless the designer and implementer of X communicates with the designer and implementer of Y.

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practical tips

  • Set up clear communication channels between different parts of your organization to ensure that every team has the same shared understanding of the user problems you’re trying to solve.
  • Strive to align leadership’s and stakeholder’s vision with user needs and mental models.
  • Validate early designs and product prototypes with your users to make sure your product meets their expectations and solves their problems.
  • Communicate as early as possible the Information Architecture of your product’s UI.
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