October 25th, 2011
The field of user experience has grown incredibly over the past decade. It is really quite refreshing to see the number of companies who are starting to view user experience as an essential part of their business strategy. Design skills are in high demand. It is a great time to be a UX professional.
But something is still missing. Though we are making progress and laying groundwork in large organizations, many UX teams still struggle with getting the necessary time and resources to do their jobs as effectively as possible. To continue growing our profession in both influence and in number of good designers, we need to find a sense of leadership.
In today’s UIEtips, we’re reprinting a fabulous UX Magazine article by one of our favorite people, Kim Goodwin. The difference between management and leadership is a great one. Kim believes that UX leadership should contain things such as mentoring and providing vision. Leadership itself is a skill that should be grown along with UX expertise.
Read the article, On UX Leadership.
In addition to her full-day workshop at User Interface 16, Kim will be giving a 90-minute talk, Experience Leadership. Kim will explore how we develop a broad view of what a UX leader is and how we develop both practice leadership and change leadership skills. Join us for UI16, November 7-9 in Boston. You won’t want to miss it!Tweet