How User Experience Evolves in a Company - a New Look at UX Maturity Models
by UXPA Boston on May 22, 2012
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User experience design involves many skill sets and methods but companies don’t always have staff with the right expertise or placed in dedicated user experience roles. This puts product designs at ...
User experience design involves many skill sets and methods but companies don’t always have staff with the right expertise or placed in dedicated user experience roles. This puts product designs at risk, especially in competitive markets. In an effort to advance user experience design to minimize taking risks with design, several maturity models were published that explain the different phases of corporate UX maturity. I have surveyed several user experience maturity models, identified the most important information, enhanced with my own experiences and simplified the delivery using a light hearted, easy to understand metaphor – an evolution scale. Each evolution level defines what methods are typically used, who typically does “design” at that level and most importantly what is needed to evolve to the next level. This infographic is a valuable tool to educate different development teams where they are in the user experience spectrum as well as outline what they need to do to evolve. It also helps to educate executives to set realistic expectations that this is a process that takes time (we can’t all go from zero to Apple) and to help gain their support by plotting your competition on the same scale.
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