Sophie Freiermuth - What's in a name?

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  • NOC = National Occupational Classification\n
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  • Britain’s Minister for Business, Mark Prisk.\n
  • Individual job titles are confusing\nNot everyone has a (related) degree\nDegrees are confusing\n
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  • 1. What’s in a name?(or why we should really stop fighting and settle for a single job title for our profession) I’m @WickedGeekie and this is #LightningUX 6 March 2012
  • 2. 1 discipline, so many job namesUX Designer User Experience ConsultantUX Architect User Interface DesignerUX Visual Interaction Designer User Interface Specialist UI Architect DeveloperUX Interface designerCustomer / user experience architect UI/UX DeveloperUsability practice manager Creative UX Designer GUI Design DirectorUser Experience researcher #Lightn ingUX
  • 3. The same, as a cloud #Lightn ingUX
  • 4. Randomising is not for job titles #Lightn ingUX
  • 5. A puzzling job title #Lightn ingUX
  • 6. An internationally puzzling job title #Lightn ingUX
  • 7. Elevator pitch is #Lightn ingUX
  • 8. Adapting to the occasion #Lightn ingUX
  • 9. Opening the door to a parade of anything• “Ive gone by previously as UX Prototyper”• “The funnest title Ive seen used is Dev-igner”• “I need a UX Developer/UX Designer and everything in between to fill contract to full-time positions” #Lightn ingUX
  • 10. The Degree Disaster• MSc in HCI with Ergonomics• MSc in Human Centred Systems• MSc in Electronic PublishingOk, this one isn’t:• MSc in User Experience Design #Lightn ingUX
  • 11. Who suffers? #Lightn ingUX
  • 12. The future of our profession? #Lightn ingUX
  • 13. Could these organisations help? #Lightn ingUX
  • 14. Is it really so bad to settle on a name?Thank you! Questions, comments: @wickedgeekie #Lightn ingUX