It s A Good Time To Be You                                                               Image Source © Time Inc.Russ Unge...
#goodtime ¦ @russuLet s Talk About You (I talk about me a lot, anyway)
#goodtime ¦ @russuSomething Something About Titles                                   Image Source © Time Inc.
#goodtime ¦ @russuSomething Something About TitlesInformation Architect             ResearcherInteraction Designer        ...
#goodtime ¦ @russuSo, Tell Me...                 Video Source © My iPhone
#goodtime ¦ @russuDTDT: It s Not Getting ANY Easier!
#goodtime ¦ @russuDTDT: It s Not Getting ANY Easier!So, seriously, stop trying to Define The Damn Thing.
#goodtime ¦ @russuAsk Your Boss:             Image Source © Time Inc.
#goodtime ¦ @russuAsk Your Boss:   What is my career path?   (Maybe Refresh Your Resume First)                       Image...
#goodtime ¦ @russuWhat Would They Be?If Adaptive Path didn t exist?       Image Source: adaptivepath.com
#goodtime ¦ @russuWhat Would They Be?If Adaptive Path didn t exist?          If Happy Cog didn t exist?       Image Source...
#goodtime ¦ @russuWhat Would They Be?If Adaptive Path didn t exist?          If Happy Cog didn t exist?          If UIE di...
#goodtime ¦ @russuMy Hero (Part 1)                   Video Source © My iPhone
#goodtime ¦ @russuIt is a Good Time to Be You.
#goodtime ¦ @russuIt is a Good Time to Be You. Because we get to figure all of this out!             (Monkey-style)
#goodtime ¦ @russuBack to Definitions for a Moment            (Oh, $#*@!!!)
#goodtime ¦ @russuDo We All Remember This?
#goodtime ¦ @russuDo We All Remember This?             But... Was He Wrong?
#goodtime ¦ @russuDo We All Remember This?             But... Was He Wrong?
#goodtime ¦ @russuSpeaking of Bullshit...
#goodtime ¦ @russuSpeaking of Bullshit...  The Best UX != The Person on Twitter Who Types #UX the Most                    ...
#goodtime ¦ @russuMark Your Calendars
#goodtime ¦ @russuMark Your Calendars               Was He Wrong?
#goodtime ¦ @russuMark Your Calendars               Was He Wrong?                        3-5 days
#goodtime ¦ @russuMy Hero (Part 2)
#goodtime ¦ @russuMy Hero (Part 2)                   Was He Wrong?
#goodtime ¦ @russuMy Hero (Part 3)            The most important thing is:            You never define yourself, or a      ...
#goodtime ¦ @russuMy Hero (Part 3)            The most important thing is:            You never define yourself, or a      ...
#goodtime ¦ @russuTools. Belt.
#goodtime ¦ @russu             Tools. Belt.You Are Greater Than the Sum of Those Parts.
#goodtime ¦ @russuOf Unicorns and Job Descriptions
#goodtime ¦ @russuOf Unicorns and Job Descriptions
#goodtime ¦ @russuOf Unicorns and Job Descriptions
#goodtime ¦ @russuOf Unicorns and Job Descriptions
#goodtime ¦ @russuOf Unicorns and Job Descriptions                   Can’t win them all...
#goodtime ¦ @russuOf Unicorns and Job Descriptions                   Can’t win them all...                       Wait. What?
#goodtime ¦ @russuOf Unicorns and Job Descriptions                     Can’t win them all...                         Wait....
#goodtime ¦ @russuOf People. With a Horn.
#goodtime ¦ @russuOf People. With a Horn.
#goodtime ¦ @russuHow Many of Us Want To...Work on a Mobile Project?Be a Part of the Research for a Project?Have Mad Skill...
#goodtime ¦ @russuFind the Overlap
#goodtime ¦ @russuFind the Overlap
#goodtime ¦ @russuFind the Overlap
#goodtime ¦ @russuIt is a Good Time to Be You.
#goodtime ¦ @russu   It is a Good Time to Be You.We have all the talent to do the stuff ahead of us.
#goodtime ¦ @russu   It is a Good Time to Be You.We have all the talent to do the stuff ahead of us.            Even if we ...
#goodtime ¦ @russuAbout Faking It...    (Until you re...)
#goodtime ¦ @russuTraining?            Image Source : My Work
#goodtime ¦ @russuTraining?            Image Source : My Work
#goodtime ¦ @russuFormal Training?                   Image Source : Wikipedia
#goodtime ¦ @russuFormal Training?           They Dropped-Out of College!                                          Image S...
#goodtime ¦ @russuMy Hero (Part 4)                   I ve realized that almost                   everyone is a fraud, so I...
#goodtime ¦ @russuWe re NOT Fakes. We re NOT Frauds.
#goodtime ¦ @russuWe re NOT Fakes. We re NOT Frauds.                   We are Hackers.And That, My Friends, That s Somethi...
#goodtime ¦ @russuA Guy I Know               We have the talent (in this               room) to solve problems            ...
#goodtime ¦ @russuHackers
#goodtime ¦ @russuHackers          Video Source © The Muppet Movie
#goodtime ¦ @russuHackers          Image Source: Who Was Jim Henson
#goodtime ¦ @russuHackers          Image Source: Who Was Jim Henson
#goodtime ¦ @russuHackers          Image Source: Who Was Jim Henson
#goodtime ¦ @russuHackers          Ladies & Gentlemen: Mr. Jim Henson                                           Image Sour...
#goodtime ¦ @russuHackers          Image Source: noldus.com
#goodtime ¦ @russuHackers                                            $3,000.00Bernard Tyers                 Belén Barros P...
#goodtime ¦ @russuHackers          Image Source: Me
#goodtime ¦ @russuHackers  Nine Dollars.  Nine Minutes.                  Image Source: Me
#goodtime ¦ @russuHackers          Image Source: Cinefex Magazine ¦ Don Shay Publications ¦ 1983
#goodtime ¦ @russuHackers          Image Source: If Chins Could Kill by Bruce Campbell             Image Source: Cinefex M...
#goodtime ¦ @russuHackers          Image Source: If Chins Could Kill by Bruce Campbell             Image Source: Cinefex M...
#goodtime ¦ @russuHackers          Image Source: If Chins Could Kill by Bruce Campbell             Image Source: Cinefex M...
#goodtime ¦ @russuHackers          Image Source: If Chins Could Kill by Bruce Campbell             Image Source: Cinefex M...
#goodtime ¦ @russuHackers          Image Source: If Chins Could Kill by Bruce Campbell             Image Source: Cinefex M...
#goodtime ¦ @russuMy Hero (Part 5)                   The number one rule of the                   B (movie) Jungle is:    ...
#goodtime ¦ @russuHackers          Images Source: kanekramer.com
#goodtime ¦ @russuHackers
#goodtime ¦ @russuIt is a Good Time to Be You.
#goodtime ¦ @russuIt is a Good Time to Be You.     You can say, I m a Hacker!
#goodtime ¦ @russuCaring is SharingWait. Or is it Sharing is Caring?
#goodtime ¦ @russuGet Them to Care                   Video Source © The Right Stuff
#goodtime ¦ @russuMy Hero (Part 6)                   Each One Teach One.
#goodtime ¦ @russuSpeaking of Caring...                        Image Source © Time Inc.
#goodtime ¦ @russuSpeaking of Caring...                        Image Source © Mentor.im
#goodtime ¦ @russuIt is a Good Time to Be You.
#goodtime ¦ @russu      GreatIt is a Good Time to Be You.    You can say, I m a Mentor!
#goodtime ¦ @russuIt IS a Great Time to Be You(But How Come So Many People Still Aren t Happy?)
#goodtime ¦ @russuYou re in UX or Learning It                         Image Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/magia3e/24...
#goodtime ¦ @russuOpportunities Abound, Unicorns                                 Image Source: Krop.com
#goodtime ¦ @russuOpportunities Abound, Unicorns                                 Image Source: Krop.com
#goodtime ¦ @russuLow Barrier to Entry                       Image Source © Time Inc.
#goodtime ¦ @russuYour Steak: We Will Not Cut It For You.
#goodtime ¦ @russuYour Steak: We Will Not Cut It For You.           Don t Be Afraid to Ask Questions.
#goodtime ¦ @russuYour Steak: We Will Not Cut It For You.             Don t Be Afraid to Ask Questions.       Don t Be Afr...
#goodtime ¦ @russuYour Steak: We Will Not Cut It For You.             Don t Be Afraid to Ask Questions.       Don t Be Afr...
#goodtime ¦ @russuYour Steak: We Will Not Cut It For You.             Don t Be Afraid to Ask Questions.       Don t Be Afr...
#goodtime ¦ @russuEverything is Amazing. Be Happy.                               Video Source © The Right Stuff
#goodtime ¦ @russuIt is a Good Time to Be You.
#goodtime ¦ @russuIt is a Good Time to Be You.        UX is Kinda Hot.
#goodtime ¦ @russuThat s Enough, Russ Unger   Thanks for Sharing. Now: So What?
#goodtime ¦ @russuThere s a New UX in Town.
#goodtime ¦ @russuThere s a New UX in Town.   Quick to the Point. No Faking.
#goodtime ¦ @russu#Waterfall UX                Image Source © A Project Guide to UX Design ¦ Unger & Chandler
#goodtime ¦ @russu#AgileUX           Image Source © A Project Guide to UX Design ¦ Unger & Chandler
#goodtime ¦ @russu#LeanUX          Image Source: Smashing Magazine ¦ Jeff Gothelf
#goodtime ¦ @russu#UXShoes           Image Source: Dan Willis ¦ @uxcrank
#goodtime ¦ @russuImage Source © Time Inc.
#goodtime ¦ @russu#IceUXWord To Your Mother.                       Image Source © Time Inc.
#goodtime ¦ @russuIce: Visionary?                                                   When Im in Miami, I think about the   ...
#goodtime ¦ @russuIt is a Good Time to Be You.
#goodtime ¦ @russuIt is a Good Time to Be You.          Ice Ice Baby.
#goodtime ¦ @russuSo What?You are Not Your Job TitleYou are as Much of a Unicorn as You Want to BeYou are HackersYou are M...
#goodtime ¦ @russuYou are Living in a Good Time to Be You
#goodtime ¦ @russuYou are Living in a Good Time to Be You        I Can t Wait to See What You Can Do
Thank You!                                                             Image Source © Time Inc.Russ Unger   ¦   @russu   ¦...
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A talk from WebVisions NYC, January 2012 about the current state of UX/Design and why this is such a great time to be in this field.

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  1. 1. It s A Good Time To Be You Image Source © Time Inc.Russ Unger ¦ @russu ¦ WebVisions NYC ¦ #goodtime
  2. 2. #goodtime ¦ @russuLet s Talk About You (I talk about me a lot, anyway)
  3. 3. #goodtime ¦ @russuSomething Something About Titles Image Source © Time Inc.
  4. 4. #goodtime ¦ @russuSomething Something About TitlesInformation Architect ResearcherInteraction Designer Content StrategistUser Experience Designer Usability EngineerCreative/Art Director (Viz Des) UI Designer / DeveloperDeveloper / Engineer Business AnalystSomething Agile Technical ArchitectQuality Assurance Database Something Image Source © Time Inc.
  5. 5. #goodtime ¦ @russuSo, Tell Me... Video Source © My iPhone
  6. 6. #goodtime ¦ @russuDTDT: It s Not Getting ANY Easier!
  7. 7. #goodtime ¦ @russuDTDT: It s Not Getting ANY Easier!So, seriously, stop trying to Define The Damn Thing.
  8. 8. #goodtime ¦ @russuAsk Your Boss: Image Source © Time Inc.
  9. 9. #goodtime ¦ @russuAsk Your Boss: What is my career path? (Maybe Refresh Your Resume First) Image Source © Time Inc.
  10. 10. #goodtime ¦ @russuWhat Would They Be?If Adaptive Path didn t exist? Image Source: adaptivepath.com
  11. 11. #goodtime ¦ @russuWhat Would They Be?If Adaptive Path didn t exist? If Happy Cog didn t exist? Image Source: adaptivepath.com Image Source: zeldman.com
  12. 12. #goodtime ¦ @russuWhat Would They Be?If Adaptive Path didn t exist? If Happy Cog didn t exist? If UIE didn t exist? Image Source: adaptivepath.com Image Source: zeldman.com Image Source: Flickr.com ¦ LocalCelebrity
  13. 13. #goodtime ¦ @russuMy Hero (Part 1) Video Source © My iPhone
  14. 14. #goodtime ¦ @russuIt is a Good Time to Be You.
  15. 15. #goodtime ¦ @russuIt is a Good Time to Be You. Because we get to figure all of this out! (Monkey-style)
  16. 16. #goodtime ¦ @russuBack to Definitions for a Moment (Oh, $#*@!!!)
  17. 17. #goodtime ¦ @russuDo We All Remember This?
  18. 18. #goodtime ¦ @russuDo We All Remember This? But... Was He Wrong?
  19. 19. #goodtime ¦ @russuDo We All Remember This? But... Was He Wrong?
  20. 20. #goodtime ¦ @russuSpeaking of Bullshit...
  21. 21. #goodtime ¦ @russuSpeaking of Bullshit... The Best UX != The Person on Twitter Who Types #UX the Most Oops.
  22. 22. #goodtime ¦ @russuMark Your Calendars
  23. 23. #goodtime ¦ @russuMark Your Calendars Was He Wrong?
  24. 24. #goodtime ¦ @russuMark Your Calendars Was He Wrong? 3-5 days
  25. 25. #goodtime ¦ @russuMy Hero (Part 2)
  26. 26. #goodtime ¦ @russuMy Hero (Part 2) Was He Wrong?
  27. 27. #goodtime ¦ @russuMy Hero (Part 3) The most important thing is: You never define yourself, or a practice, by what you do.
  28. 28. #goodtime ¦ @russuMy Hero (Part 3) The most important thing is: You never define yourself, or a practice, by what you do. (I kind of think she s right)
  29. 29. #goodtime ¦ @russuTools. Belt.
  30. 30. #goodtime ¦ @russu Tools. Belt.You Are Greater Than the Sum of Those Parts.
  31. 31. #goodtime ¦ @russuOf Unicorns and Job Descriptions
  32. 32. #goodtime ¦ @russuOf Unicorns and Job Descriptions
  33. 33. #goodtime ¦ @russuOf Unicorns and Job Descriptions
  34. 34. #goodtime ¦ @russuOf Unicorns and Job Descriptions
  35. 35. #goodtime ¦ @russuOf Unicorns and Job Descriptions Can’t win them all...
  36. 36. #goodtime ¦ @russuOf Unicorns and Job Descriptions Can’t win them all... Wait. What?
  37. 37. #goodtime ¦ @russuOf Unicorns and Job Descriptions Can’t win them all... Wait. What? All the difference in the world!
  38. 38. #goodtime ¦ @russuOf People. With a Horn.
  39. 39. #goodtime ¦ @russuOf People. With a Horn.
  40. 40. #goodtime ¦ @russuHow Many of Us Want To...Work on a Mobile Project?Be a Part of the Research for a Project?Have Mad Skills in HTML5?CSS3?Responsive Design?
  41. 41. #goodtime ¦ @russuFind the Overlap
  42. 42. #goodtime ¦ @russuFind the Overlap
  43. 43. #goodtime ¦ @russuFind the Overlap
  44. 44. #goodtime ¦ @russuIt is a Good Time to Be You.
  45. 45. #goodtime ¦ @russu It is a Good Time to Be You.We have all the talent to do the stuff ahead of us.
  46. 46. #goodtime ¦ @russu It is a Good Time to Be You.We have all the talent to do the stuff ahead of us. Even if we have to fake it.
  47. 47. #goodtime ¦ @russuAbout Faking It... (Until you re...)
  48. 48. #goodtime ¦ @russuTraining? Image Source : My Work
  49. 49. #goodtime ¦ @russuTraining? Image Source : My Work
  50. 50. #goodtime ¦ @russuFormal Training? Image Source : Wikipedia
  51. 51. #goodtime ¦ @russuFormal Training? They Dropped-Out of College! Image Source : Wikipedia
  52. 52. #goodtime ¦ @russuMy Hero (Part 4) I ve realized that almost everyone is a fraud, so I don t feel that bad about it.
  53. 53. #goodtime ¦ @russuWe re NOT Fakes. We re NOT Frauds.
  54. 54. #goodtime ¦ @russuWe re NOT Fakes. We re NOT Frauds. We are Hackers.And That, My Friends, That s Something to Be Proud Of.
  55. 55. #goodtime ¦ @russuA Guy I Know We have the talent (in this room) to solve problems that have not even been created yet.
  56. 56. #goodtime ¦ @russuHackers
  57. 57. #goodtime ¦ @russuHackers Video Source © The Muppet Movie
  58. 58. #goodtime ¦ @russuHackers Image Source: Who Was Jim Henson
  59. 59. #goodtime ¦ @russuHackers Image Source: Who Was Jim Henson
  60. 60. #goodtime ¦ @russuHackers Image Source: Who Was Jim Henson
  61. 61. #goodtime ¦ @russuHackers Ladies & Gentlemen: Mr. Jim Henson Image Source: Who Was Jim Henson
  62. 62. #goodtime ¦ @russuHackers Image Source: noldus.com
  63. 63. #goodtime ¦ @russuHackers $3,000.00Bernard Tyers Belén Barros Penahttp://www.diymobileusabilitytesting.net/ Image Source: noldus.com
  64. 64. #goodtime ¦ @russuHackers Image Source: Me
  65. 65. #goodtime ¦ @russuHackers Nine Dollars. Nine Minutes. Image Source: Me
  66. 66. #goodtime ¦ @russuHackers Image Source: Cinefex Magazine ¦ Don Shay Publications ¦ 1983
  67. 67. #goodtime ¦ @russuHackers Image Source: If Chins Could Kill by Bruce Campbell Image Source: Cinefex Magazine ¦ Don Shay Publications ¦ 1983
  68. 68. #goodtime ¦ @russuHackers Image Source: If Chins Could Kill by Bruce Campbell Image Source: Cinefex Magazine ¦ Don Shay Publications ¦ 1983
  69. 69. #goodtime ¦ @russuHackers Image Source: If Chins Could Kill by Bruce Campbell Image Source: Cinefex Magazine ¦ Don Shay Publications ¦ 1983
  70. 70. #goodtime ¦ @russuHackers Image Source: If Chins Could Kill by Bruce Campbell Image Source: Cinefex Magazine ¦ Don Shay Publications ¦ 1983
  71. 71. #goodtime ¦ @russuHackers Image Source: If Chins Could Kill by Bruce Campbell Image Source: Cinefex Magazine ¦ Don Shay Publications ¦ 1983
  72. 72. #goodtime ¦ @russuMy Hero (Part 5) The number one rule of the B (movie) Jungle is: When in doubt, make it up as you go along.
  73. 73. #goodtime ¦ @russuHackers Images Source: kanekramer.com
  74. 74. #goodtime ¦ @russuHackers
  75. 75. #goodtime ¦ @russuIt is a Good Time to Be You.
  76. 76. #goodtime ¦ @russuIt is a Good Time to Be You. You can say, I m a Hacker!
  77. 77. #goodtime ¦ @russuCaring is SharingWait. Or is it Sharing is Caring?
  78. 78. #goodtime ¦ @russuGet Them to Care Video Source © The Right Stuff
  79. 79. #goodtime ¦ @russuMy Hero (Part 6) Each One Teach One.
  80. 80. #goodtime ¦ @russuSpeaking of Caring... Image Source © Time Inc.
  81. 81. #goodtime ¦ @russuSpeaking of Caring... Image Source © Mentor.im
  82. 82. #goodtime ¦ @russuIt is a Good Time to Be You.
  83. 83. #goodtime ¦ @russu GreatIt is a Good Time to Be You. You can say, I m a Mentor!
  84. 84. #goodtime ¦ @russuIt IS a Great Time to Be You(But How Come So Many People Still Aren t Happy?)
  85. 85. #goodtime ¦ @russuYou re in UX or Learning It Image Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/magia3e/2418154046/
  86. 86. #goodtime ¦ @russuOpportunities Abound, Unicorns Image Source: Krop.com
  87. 87. #goodtime ¦ @russuOpportunities Abound, Unicorns Image Source: Krop.com
  88. 88. #goodtime ¦ @russuLow Barrier to Entry Image Source © Time Inc.
  89. 89. #goodtime ¦ @russuYour Steak: We Will Not Cut It For You.
  90. 90. #goodtime ¦ @russuYour Steak: We Will Not Cut It For You. Don t Be Afraid to Ask Questions.
  91. 91. #goodtime ¦ @russuYour Steak: We Will Not Cut It For You. Don t Be Afraid to Ask Questions. Don t Be Afraid to Go Off & Learn on Your Own.
  92. 92. #goodtime ¦ @russuYour Steak: We Will Not Cut It For You. Don t Be Afraid to Ask Questions. Don t Be Afraid to Go Off & Learn on Your Own. Don t Be Afraid to Try Something New.
  93. 93. #goodtime ¦ @russuYour Steak: We Will Not Cut It For You. Don t Be Afraid to Ask Questions. Don t Be Afraid to Go Off & Learn on Your Own. Don t Be Afraid to Try Something New. Don t Be Afraid.
  94. 94. #goodtime ¦ @russuEverything is Amazing. Be Happy. Video Source © The Right Stuff
  95. 95. #goodtime ¦ @russuIt is a Good Time to Be You.
  96. 96. #goodtime ¦ @russuIt is a Good Time to Be You. UX is Kinda Hot.
  97. 97. #goodtime ¦ @russuThat s Enough, Russ Unger Thanks for Sharing. Now: So What?
  98. 98. #goodtime ¦ @russuThere s a New UX in Town.
  99. 99. #goodtime ¦ @russuThere s a New UX in Town. Quick to the Point. No Faking.
  100. 100. #goodtime ¦ @russu#Waterfall UX Image Source © A Project Guide to UX Design ¦ Unger & Chandler
  101. 101. #goodtime ¦ @russu#AgileUX Image Source © A Project Guide to UX Design ¦ Unger & Chandler
  102. 102. #goodtime ¦ @russu#LeanUX Image Source: Smashing Magazine ¦ Jeff Gothelf
  103. 103. #goodtime ¦ @russu#UXShoes Image Source: Dan Willis ¦ @uxcrank
  104. 104. #goodtime ¦ @russuImage Source © Time Inc.
  105. 105. #goodtime ¦ @russu#IceUXWord To Your Mother. Image Source © Time Inc.
  106. 106. #goodtime ¦ @russuIce: Visionary? When Im in Miami, I think about the city s heyday in pop culture, during the mid- to late 1980s. And when I think about the music from that time, I think about Vanilla Ice. Mr. Ice was a social business visionary.Quote Source: http://beingpeterkim.com/2011/04/vanilla-ice.html Image Source © beingpeterkim.com
  107. 107. #goodtime ¦ @russuIt is a Good Time to Be You.
  108. 108. #goodtime ¦ @russuIt is a Good Time to Be You. Ice Ice Baby.
  109. 109. #goodtime ¦ @russuSo What?You are Not Your Job TitleYou are as Much of a Unicorn as You Want to BeYou are HackersYou are MentorsYou are ProtegesYou are Conducted and Formed; A Hell of a Concept Image Source © Time Inc.
  110. 110. #goodtime ¦ @russuYou are Living in a Good Time to Be You
  111. 111. #goodtime ¦ @russuYou are Living in a Good Time to Be You I Can t Wait to See What You Can Do
  112. 112. Thank You! Image Source © Time Inc.Russ Unger ¦ @russu ¦ WebVisions NYC ¦ #goodtime

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