Archive for the 'UX Professionals' topic

The Power of “See One, Do One, Teach One” with Design Sprints – Part 2: Adapting The Sprint Model

In this week’s article Kathleen Barrett continues to examine the ACT, inc. team and how to overcome doubts regarding design sprints using planning and communication. Here’s an excerpt from the article: Design sprints were a revelatory experience for the team at ACT. They opened up the business to tools and a process for understanding their […]

Help! Is There a Cardiothoracic Surgeon in the Room?

In this week’s article, I examine the skills needed to build an ideal UX team. Here’s an excerpt from the article: Some of you may know that during the past 16 years, we’ve been researching what makes the ideal UX team. One of our early results is that roles don’t matter, skills do. It doesn’t matter […]

Teaching UX Designers to Always Be Learning

This week’s article examines the ways UX designers develop their craft and the importance of self-learning. Here’s an excerpt from the article: Conventional educational programs use a Sage on the Stage approach, where a smart person stands in front of a classroom pouring facts and raw knowledge into students’ brains. Despite considerable evidence that this […]

Help! Is There a Cardiothoracic Surgeon in the Room?

In this week’s article I revisit my research on what makes the ideal UX team. Here’s an excerpt from the article: Some of you may know that during the past 16 years, we’ve been researching what makes the ideal UX team. One of our early results is that roles don’t matter, skills do. It doesn’t matter if […]

Who Is on the UX Team?

In this week’s article I revisit the various types of UX teams and who they’re made of. Here’s an excerpt from the article: The first big distinction between the struggling and successful teams was who they considered as part of their team. When we asked folks who was on their team, the members of the struggling teams […]

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UIE Article: Testing in the Wild, Seizing Opportunity

This week, we revisit Dana Chisnell’s article on the benefits of conducting quick and informal usability testing. Here’s an excerpt from the article: When I say “usability test,” you might think of something that looks like a psych experiment, without the electrodes (although I’m sure those are coming as teams think that measuring biometrics will […]

A Typical UX Team of One Job Description

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 […]

UIE Article: Teaching UX Designers to Always Be Learning

This week, I examine the ways UX designers develop their craft and the importance of self-learning. Here’s an excerpt from the article: Conventional educational programs use a Sage on the Stage approach, where a smart person stands in front of a classroom pouring facts and raw knowledge into students’ brains. Despite considerable evidence that this […]

Your Boss is Talking About You

Setting: Ping! A high priority email comes in from your boss When: December, 2015 Hello there, What a difference you’ve made to our team. I’m super impressed with what you learned and brought back to us from the User Interface 20 Conference in Boston. It was just this past November and already you’ve put what […]