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UX roles

  1. 1. 9/20/2015 @DesignMeltdown How Interactive Design Conference 2015 UX Roles And what it means for you With Patrick McNeil
  2. 2. 9/20/2015 @DesignMeltdown How Interactive Design Conference 2015 What is UX Design?
  3. 3. 9/20/2015 @DesignMeltdown How Interactive Design Conference 2015 Employers & Employees do not agree In particular
  4. 4. 9/20/2015 @DesignMeltdown How Interactive Design Conference 2015 Topics for today I want to consider the following: • Descriptions of UX roles & job types • Key attributes of UX jobs & employees • How does UX change a teams workflow
  5. 5. 9/20/2015 @DesignMeltdown How Interactive Design Conference 2015 Hello, I’m Patrick McNeil • UX Architect at Magellan Health • Former professor – passionate educator • Researcher / Designer / Developer • Writer of many things
  6. 6. 9/20/2015 @DesignMeltdown How Interactive Design Conference 2015 What is UX Design? So again,
  7. 7. 9/20/2015 @DesignMeltdown How Interactive Design Conference 2015 For me UX Design is 1) The process of enhancing digital interfaces with a core focus on the users needs, tasks and behaviors. 2) Without users there is no UX.
  8. 8. 9/20/2015 @DesignMeltdown How Interactive Design Conference 2015 Elevator pitch Get one!
  9. 9. 9/20/2015 @DesignMeltdown How Interactive Design Conference 2015 1) UX Roles & Job Types
  10. 10. 9/20/2015 @DesignMeltdown How Interactive Design Conference 2015 Job title nonsense Pain point
  11. 11. 9/20/2015 @DesignMeltdown How Interactive Design Conference 2015 Job titles I encountered • Web Designer • UX Designer • UX Developer • UI / UX Designer • UI / UX Developer • UX Researcher • UX Strategist • UX Architect • UX Engineer • Experience Designer • Web Developer • Front-end Developer • User Interface Designer • Interactive Designer • Interaction Designer • UI Artist • Usability Researcher / Specialist / Analyst / Engineer • Product Designer • Digital Designer
  12. 12. 9/20/2015 @DesignMeltdown How Interactive Design Conference 2015 UX Job Title Generator Source: http://www.userfocus.co.uk/articles/ux_job_title_generator.html
  13. 13. 9/20/2015 @DesignMeltdown How Interactive Design Conference 2015 UX as a buzz word Pain point
  14. 14. 9/20/2015 @DesignMeltdown How Interactive Design Conference 2015 Annoying terms you will find: • UX Best practices • UX Sensibilities • UX Trends • Pattern libraries
  15. 15. 9/20/2015 @DesignMeltdown How Interactive Design Conference 2015 All code for jobs that don’t actually include “real” UX work
  16. 16. 9/20/2015 @DesignMeltdown How Interactive Design Conference 2015 Code! Pain point
  17. 17. 9/20/2015 @DesignMeltdown How Interactive Design Conference 2015 To blend UX & Development People really, really, really want
  18. 18. 9/20/2015 @DesignMeltdown How Interactive Design Conference 2015 UI/UX Developer position
  19. 19. 9/20/2015 @DesignMeltdown How Interactive Design Conference 2015 I am letting code go I have a confession,
  20. 20. 9/20/2015 @DesignMeltdown How Interactive Design Conference 2015 User Research UI Structure Visual Design Coding Interaction Design UI Design Graphic Design UX Development UI/UX Design or UX Architecture UX Research Primary UX Roles Secondary UX Roles
  21. 21. 9/20/2015 @DesignMeltdown How Interactive Design Conference 2015
  22. 22. 9/20/2015 @DesignMeltdown How Interactive Design Conference 2015 Ask lots of questions The moral of this story,
  23. 23. 9/20/2015 @DesignMeltdown How Interactive Design Conference 2015 2) Key attributes Of UX Jobs & Employees
  24. 24. 9/20/2015 @DesignMeltdown How Interactive Design Conference 2015 A focus on users
  25. 25. 9/20/2015 @DesignMeltdown How Interactive Design Conference 2015 User Research Some form of Surveys don’t count
  26. 26. 9/20/2015 @DesignMeltdown How Interactive Design Conference 2015 An iterative process No one gets it right the first time
  27. 27. 9/20/2015 @DesignMeltdown How Interactive Design Conference 2015 Assertive, Co-operative & Diplomatic
  28. 28. 9/20/2015 @DesignMeltdown How Interactive Design Conference 2015 Patient, Humble & Open
  29. 29. 9/20/2015 @DesignMeltdown How Interactive Design Conference 2015 3) How UX changes a teams workflow
  30. 30. 9/20/2015 @DesignMeltdown How Interactive Design Conference 2015 UI Model = Data Model Most developers default approach:
  31. 31. 9/20/2015 @DesignMeltdown How Interactive Design Conference 2015 UX Designers strive to have the… UI Model = Users Mental Model
  32. 32. 9/20/2015 @DesignMeltdown How Interactive Design Conference 2015 Work ahead The UX Designer must
  33. 33. 9/20/2015 @DesignMeltdown How Interactive Design Conference 2015 Change the entire teams direction UX will at times
  34. 34. 9/20/2015 @DesignMeltdown How Interactive Design Conference 2015 Carry the torch The UX Designer must
  35. 35. 9/20/2015 @DesignMeltdown How Interactive Design Conference 2015 The UX Designer must Be an aid to the developers
  36. 36. 9/20/2015 @DesignMeltdown How Interactive Design Conference 2015 The UX Designer must Say no to a lot of people
  37. 37. 9/20/2015 @DesignMeltdown How Interactive Design Conference 2015 If UX is new to the team Employee vs Employer
  38. 38. 9/20/2015 @DesignMeltdown How Interactive Design Conference 2015 On pmcneil.com Get this presentation
  39. 39. 9/20/2015 @DesignMeltdown How Interactive Design Conference 2015 </presentation>

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