projekt202 teamed with the UX Club of UT Dallas for a portfolio workshop this month, sharing tips for standing out in the UX design field.
Earlier this summer, projekt202 hosted a panel discussion that sparked such great conversation, we are planning a bigger and better sequel at Seattle Interactive Conference (Oct. 18-19). For next month’s conference, we have our eyes on the evolution of UX and related fields like Customer Experience Strategy and Human-Centered Design.
“User experience has a direct impact on your bottom line and it’s about time we start telling execs about UX in their own language. I’m sure many of you spend a good amount of time evangelizing what it is that you do and the value it adds. Over the past 15 years, I’ve introduced user experience to everyone from CEOs to developers — using storytelling, metrics and case studies that can prove without a doubt the value that you bring.”
Whether through a formal research phase or careful observation in their day-to-day work, UX designers invariably uncover organization-level roadblocks to good UX practices. It’s more than politics, though. It’s about how people are measured, rewarded and disciplined from role to role that can create unnecessary cross-purposes that ultimately ship bad software.
"The decisions and understanding of the product should be agreed upon and understood throughout the team, throughout the process, so we're not playing the software version of telephone, where core values aren't trickling down until the message is lost."
In the latest episode of projekt202’s Thought Leadership video series, Senior User Experience (UX) Designer Lan Nguyen discusses the relationship between UX designers and developers. This working partnership is a vital factor in the success of an application project.
Lan outlines key recommendations for involving everyone from the start, before they invest their talents and time, and setting expectations that ensure communication and success.