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Dan Szuc
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UX Trends
4 months ago no Comment

In between project work, travel, and presenting at conferences, one activity I have kept up diligently over the past ten years is reading. I do this both to ensure that I am as up to date as possible as a UX professional and to ensure I am passing on current knowledge to both colleagues and clients. My … Continue reading UX Trends

Selling UX
4 months ago no Comment

At some point in your career, you’ll be called upon to sell UX to someone in your organization. You’ve probably already done it. Perhaps you’ll need to justify what you do in an organization or industry that’s just beginning to adopt UX methods or sell UX to secure your position within an organization or get … Continue reading Selling UX

Designing for Change: “Be Water My Friend”
4 months ago no Comment

Our role as UX designers Recently we returned from UX Australia 2011 in Sydney where critical and inspirational themes emerged in presentations, workshops and hall way discussions with people including Kim Goodwin, Rachel Hinman, Janna DeVylder, Steve Baty, Jon Kolko, Samantha Starmera, Whitney Quesenbery around topics including context, culture, change, global thinking and our role in community … Continue reading Designing for Change: “Be Water My Friend”

Being Human
4 months ago no Comment

We’ve just returned home from an energizing and enjoyable time at UX Australia 2012 in Brisbane. It is always thrilling to connect with local UX communities around the world; to hear about the project work people are doing, the problems they face, their latest thinking, and the maturity of user experience in local markets; and to think … Continue reading Being Human

Getting to Value
4 months ago no Comment

When attending UX Australia 2010, in Melbourne, I enjoyed the opportunity to meet with the both the local and the international UX communities. A few key themes emerged from the presentations: As our UX profession matures, UX professionals are beginning to explore how they can help businesses design their strategy and better understand the kind of culture … Continue reading Getting to Value

An Approach to Looking for Positive Signs
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In a previous UXmatters article titled “Positive Design Impact,” we spoke about the importance of our first meeting with a client: “This initial discussion helped us to get a preliminary idea of what might be the most appropriate approach to take in order to discover more about the product, the team, and the business.” In this article, we … Continue reading An Approach to Looking for Positive Signs

Designing the Future of Business
4 months ago no Comment

Recently, we’ve been thinking more about our UX practice, what we do, who we collaborate with, and the impact we would like to have on the people and businesses that are our clients. This reflection started on a trip with our friends and STBY colleagues Bas and Geke to visit the Pandas in Chengdu over … Continue reading Designing the Future of Business

The Design Workshop: Bringing It All Together
4 months ago no Comment

In this article, we’ll outline the key elements you need to plan and facilitate a design workshop to give you a better chance of success. One focus of user experience design is designing consistent experiences or touchpoints for customers. Beyond merely achieving consistency, an important motivation for UX designers is creating delightful and meaningful experiences … Continue reading The Design Workshop: Bringing It All Together

Designing Projects for Success: A More Humane UX Practice
4 months ago no Comment

In our travels over the last two years or so, we have thought deeply and had hundreds of conversations with UX professionals, trying to get answers to the following questions: What elements make up a healthy, mature UX practice? Beyond the UX community, from what influencers can we draw inspiration? In what ways can we … Continue reading Designing Projects for Success: A More Humane UX Practice

Transcript: Ask the UXperts: Make Meaningful Work with Dan Szuc
4 months ago no Comment

Make Meaningful Work – From Sleepwalking to Sparkle isn’t your average Ask the UXperts kind of title, but then nothing is ever particularly normal when it comes to Dan Szuc. He grabs life with both hands, gives it a shake, and hands it back all shiny and new. It’s an inspiring thing to be watch. Dan didn’t … Continue reading Transcript: Ask the UXperts: Make Meaningful Work with Dan Szuc

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