Sophie Freiermuth - What's in a name?

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  • NOC = National Occupational Classification
  • Britain’s Minister for Business, Mark Prisk.
  • Individual job titles are confusing Not everyone has a (related) degree Degrees are confusing
  • Sophie Freiermuth - What's in a name?

    1. 1. What’s in a name? (or why we should really stop fighting andsettle for a single job title for our profession) I’m @WickedGeekie and this is #LightningUX 6 March 2012
    2. 2. 1 discipline, so many job namesUX DesignerUX ArchitectUX Visual Interaction DesignerUX Interface designerCustomer / user experience architectUsability practice managerUser Experience researcherUser Experience Consultant #LightnUser Interface Designer ingUX
    3. 3. The same, as a cloud #Lightn ingUX
    4. 4. Randomising is not for job titles #Lightn ingUX
    5. 5. A puzzling job title #Lightn ingUX
    6. 6. An internationally puzzling job title #Lightn ingUX
    7. 7. Elevator pitch isenough of a problem #Lightn ingUX
    8. 8. Adapting to the occasion #Lightn ingUX
    9. 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. 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. 11. Who suffers? #Lightn ingUX
    12. 12. The future of our profession? #Lightn ingUX
    13. 13. Could these organisations help? #Lightn ingUX
    14. 14. Is it really so bad to settle on a name?Thank you! Questions, comments: @wickedgeekie #Lightn ingUX

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