September 21st, 2016
This week, we revisit Leah Buley’s book, The User Experience Team of One – A Research and Design Survival Guide.
Here’s an excerpt from the article:
If you happen to be in the job market, it can be helpful to know how to spot a UX team-of-one situation. Few UX jobs are advertised as a team-of-one gig, but there are usually telltale signs that give them away. This job description shows an employer who is looking for someone who can drastically improve the quality of the user experience. The product will be “elegant,” reduced to the “bare essentials,” and “beautiful.” People may not say it directly, but there’s usually an expectation that having someone who will focus on UX will result in changes to the product that will immediately wow everyone. This can be a tricky expectation to manage, since design improvements often happen gradually, over time. The design methods in Chapter 7 show you how you can improve the quality of the product and bring people along with you in the process.
Read the article: A Typical UX Team of One Job Description
Leah presents Strategic Storytelling at the September 22 UX Virtual Symposium: Storytelling in Design.
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