Sell yourselves better

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Plans Head of UX, Jason Mesut has also been doing his bit to quell the UX talent drought. His talk to UX newbies at General Assembly on what employers are looking for, has also been a hit online (view on Slideshare). On top of this, Jason has been working with some other leaders in the field to develop a course on digital Experience Design for Hyper Island.

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Sell yourselves better

  1. 1. General Assembly User Experience Design Immersive Sell yourselves better Understanding yourself and what employers look for when hiring UX talent 7 January 2013 Jason Mesut Head of User Experience Plan
  2. 2. General Assembly User Experience Design Immersive Sell yourselves better My background What I look for Profiling Portfolio
  3. 3. Introducing... Sell yourselves better Jason Mesut Jason Mesut Head of User Experience Head of User Experience at Plan heads up our Product Service Jason Strategy and User Experience Management team here at Plan. 1. Front-end innovation In addition to his extensive consulting 2. Design management experience he is a renowned industry speaker and UX community leader. @jasonmesut slideshare.com/jasonmesut plan.bz betteruxportfolios.com
  4. 4. Sell yourselves better Previously Industrial Design Brunel In-house Yell.com (Yellow Pages) Management/IT consultancy PA Consulting User-centred design / research consultancy Flow (now Foolproof) Digital design marketing consultancy / agency LBi The Team RMA Consulting
  5. 5. Sell yourselves better Some of my clients
  6. 6. General Assembly User Experience Design Immersive Sell yourselves better My background What I look for Profiling Portfolio
  7. 7. General Assembly User Experience Design Immersive What I look for* 1. Passion 2. Curiosity 3. Design skills 4. Critical thinking 5. Appreciation of other disciplines 6. Understanding of an ever-widening domain 7. Self awareness 8. Professional attitude * I am on a hiring break after my last two roles (and this was off the top of my head this morning) ** Vision, curiosity, divergent thinking, iteration and sweating the details
  8. 8. General Assembly User Experience Design Immersive Sell yourselves better My background What I look for Profiling Portfolio
  9. 9. Sell yourselves better Perfect EA poster Created in 2005 for Euro IA so needs an update
  10. 10. Sell yourselves better Soft skills
  11. 11. Sell yourselves better Body metaphor
  12. 12. Sell yourselves better Profile wheels
  13. 13. Sell yourselves better UX quadrants ExS Experience Strategy IxD Interaction Design UR User Research IA Information Architecture Evolved from an Adaptive Path model and in use at LBi, The Team, and RMA
  14. 14. Sell yourselves better UX quadrants ExS Experience Strategy IxD Interaction Design Insight and big picture UR User Research IA Information Architecture
  15. 15. Sell yourselves better UX quadrants ExS Experience Strategy IxD Interaction Design User Interface craft UR User Research IA Information Architecture
  16. 16. Sell yourselves better UX quadrants ExS Experience Strategy IxD Interaction Design Conceptual, design, feel UR User Research IA Information Architecture
  17. 17. Sell yourselves better UX quadrants ExS Experience Strategy IxD Interaction Design Analysis, rigour, logic UR User Research IA Information Architecture
  18. 18. Sell yourselves better Provenance Industrial design Design Device interface strategy design ExS Experience Strategy Business consulting, Marketing IxD Interaction Design Business strategy Software design Market research Web design UR User Research IA Information Architecture Design Library research science Psychology HCI
  19. 19. Models as drawn by team members at RMA
  20. 20. Models as drawn by team members at RMA
  21. 21. Models as drawn by team members at RMA
  22. 22. Sell yourselves better Have a go Name and date Jason Your name 7 Jan 2014 Date Understand your shape Map yourself against the different dimensions ExS Experience Strategy IxD Interaction Design Draw a shape Fill out the wheel UR User Research www.plan.bz IA Information Architecture
  23. 23. Sell yourselves better UX double diamond ExS Experience Strategy IA Information Architecture VL Visual Language IxD Interaction Design UR User Research Developed at RMA, currently being evolved at Plan ID Information Design MG Motion Graphics A work in progress
  24. 24. Sell yourselves better UX layers What user perceives Visual Language Little d UI Motion Graphics Information Design Information Architecture Interaction Design User Research Experience Strategy RMA’s disciplines of User Experience Big D UX
  25. 25. General Assembly User Experience Design Immersive Sell yourselves better My background What I look for Profiling Portfolio
  26. 26. Sell yourselves better Portfolio See more at: betteruxportfolios.com 1. Portfolio rant 2. Portfolio tips handout 3. Sell yourself better presentation @jasonmesut slideshare.com/jasonmesut plan.bz
  27. 27. Come together - bridging the physical-digital divide We join the dots www.plan.bz

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