What do we really mean by scaling UX? Is it just about headcount? Can’t we just throw more bodies on the problem? Well as you can imagine, it’s not that simple. Just like great UX, there’s way more than meets the eye when it comes to designing organizations and scaling teams.
Cara’s recent article, published on Medium in May 2021, about the importance of conisdering mental health in your designs clearly touched a nerve with both the design community and those facing struggles with mental health—and in many cases for those of us who identify with both camps. As part of the continued focus on inclusive, accessible design, where should mental health fit in?
Incorporate Service Design in Your Practice How do you ensure that all your customer’s needs are met? Make sure all your employee’s needs are met! When your employees have all the tools and resources to get their jobs done and deliver great services and products to your customers, then you’ve mastered Service Design. Not there Read more about July 28th, 2021 Virtual Meeting – Incorporate Service Design in Your Practice[…]
Did you ever wish you could get advice from the person who coaches executives at Apple, Google, Amazon, & Twitter? Well here’s your chance!
How We Get Wicked Good Did you ever wonder why so much of our work seems harder than it should be? Does it feel like you are constantly working at altitude, trying to do more work with less oxygen? Well, Karen’s first job in tech was in 1993. You read that right. 1993. That’s almost Read more about April 28th, 2021 Virtual Meeting – How We Get Wicked Good[…]
Capturing Customer Context for an Upside-Down World Is your customer experience straining at the seams? Have your customers moved from office to home, and your company’s charter along with it? Designing for the next generation of experiences requires up-leveling your understanding of your customer context. But how do you ask the right questions and set Read more about March 23rd, 2021 Virtual Meeting – Capturing Customer Context for an Upside-Down World[…]
UX Lightning Talks! Join us for FOUR 10-minute lightning talks in one evening! The short talk format keeps things moving and allows for some engaging Q&A between each talk. The talks are… “DEVign UX – The Relationship Between UX Design & Software Development and it’s Challenges” by Roger Soucy “Designing for the Bottom Line: Business Read more about February 18th, 2021 Virtual Meeting – UX Lightning Talks![…]
Humility: The Designer’s Most Essential Trait Humility is essential to doing our best work. Why? Effective visual communication and intuitive UX are not subjective; every objective design decision we make carries weight, and is bigger than us. We must understand the privilege, and the responsibility, that are inherent in our craft. And, in communicating. In Read more about January 20th, 2021 Virtual Meeting – Humility: The Designer’s Most Essential Trait[…]
What’s Next: The Unplanners Guide to Career Development 5-year career plans are supposed to align you and your manager on a path to a bright and shiny future, one where you’ve achieved your goals through a combination of skill and perseverance. Instead, they set you up for failure by closing your mind to the opportunities Read more about December 9th, 2020 Virtual Meeting – What’s Next: The Unplanners Guide to Career Development[…]
Design for Cognitive Bias: Using Mental Shortcuts for Good Instead of Evil Users’ minds take shortcuts to get through the day. Usually they’re harmless. Even helpful. But what happens when they’re not? In this talk I’ll use real-world examples to identify some particularly harmful biases that frequently lead users to make bad decisions. I’ll then Read more about November 10th, 2020 Virtual Meeting – Design for Cognitive Bias[…]