Archive for the 'Team Management' topic

SpoolCast: Innovation Beyond the Buzzword

How can you bring real innovation into your projects? That’s what I asked Scott Berkun when we spoke earlier this month. Scott has a lot of great ideas for your team from his years of research into the habits of highly innovative teams. In addition to this interview, Scott will be presenting at our User Interface Conference in November.

Why Designers and Developers Need Couples Therapy – July 30 UIE Virtual Seminar with Ethan Marcotte

We often use a conveyor belt method to manage products. Designers do their work up front, then “hand off” their creation expecting it can be built and won’t change. Then the Developers need to create something they’ve previously had little involvement with. It’s critical that these transition phases be a two-way channel, and not the […]

UIEtips Article: Assessing Your Team’s UX Skills

You may have noticed that the last two UIEtips articles concentrated on UX teams. The first article was on Building and Managing a Successful UX Team. The second article was Five Techniques for Getting Buy-In for Usability Testing. Following the rule of three principal, I’m focusing this next article, once again, on the UX team. Today’s article goes back to […]

UIEtips: Building and Managing a Successful User Experience Team

UIEtips 7/11/06: Building and Managing a Successful User Experience Team

UIE’s Christine Perfetti recently interviewed Sarah Bloomer and Susan Wolfe, two premier User Experience experts, to discuss how organizations can make their UX practices a success.

Upgrading Your UX Team, with Sarah Bloomer

Carrying the User Experience flag through your organization can be a daunting task. Whether you’re a UX-Team-of-One or manage a 20-person Experience Design team, our research shows that organizations are varied in their readiness to accept and act upon this idea of User Experience Design. To pull off successful design, regardless of where your organization […]

Why Designers Fail and What to Do About it, with Scott Berkun – Our Next UIE Virtual Seminar

On Tuesday, April 14, we’ve got one of our most popular presentations from the last UI Conference, and one of our most popular presenters in Scott Berkun. Scott will ask the following: How often do you celebrate failures? Yes, you heard that right. Most shun failure, but in the right environment, you can get past […]

The Road to Informed Decisions – An Upcoming UIE Virtual Seminar

UIE’s Virtual Seminar on January 15 will be full of key takeaways your team can use immediately.  Jared M. Spool will share state-of-the-art techniques to get from observation data to informed decisions. He’ll show you the best practices for teams to organize chaotic data, develop consensus, bring objectivity out of subjective observations, and produce clear […]

UIEtips: Ideal UX Team Makeup – Specialists, Generalists, or Compartmentalists

The User Experience world is filled with many disciplines: information architecture, user researcher, interaction design, copywriting, and visual design — to name just a few. Each of these disciplines have a rich history, a deep knowledge base, and an extensive tool set. Each takes a lifetime to master. While the successful team needs all of […]

Manager-Tools: Sharing Your References

From a user experience professional perspective, the current economy has a weird convergence happening: Because of the economic downturn (due to the rising fuel costs and mortgage market crisis), some companies are laying off and some are disappearing outright. Because executives understand the competitive value of creating great experiences, user experience professionals are in great […]

UIE Virtual Seminar – Testing Your Critiquing Skills: Site Navigation

We’ve got a unique and exciting UIE Virtual Seminar coming up in September: Testing Your Critiquing Skills: Site Navigation Date: Wednesday, September 24th, 2008 Time: 1pm ET / Noon CT / 11am MT / 10am PT When looking over someone else’s design, how do you ensure you’re delivering valuable insights that bring new perspectives to […]