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Coming from outside the user experience (UX) industry and landing smack in the belly of the beast, Teresa knows how fresh eyes can be an asset. In her talk, she will present three creative approaches ...

Coming from outside the user experience (UX) industry and landing smack in the belly of the beast, Teresa knows how fresh eyes can be an asset. In her talk, she will present three creative approaches to understanding and navigating the sea of methods, processes and concepts that make up the User Experience practice.

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  • 1. Tools
and
Methods

to
Learn,
Navigate,

&
Make
A
Name
for
Yourself
in
the
User
Experience
Design
Landscape


  • 2. NavigaAng
new
environments

  • 3. The
environments
I
come
from

  • 4. The
environments
I
come
from

  • 5. I’ve
had
a
lot
of
pracAce

navigaAng
new
environments.

  • 6. I
stumbled
into
user
experience
design.

  • 7. So
what
is
user
experience
design?

  • 8. “There sure are   a lot of people  speaking Greek.” 
  • 9. Brilliant
people
+
new
language
+
new
processes
+
new
concepts
=
 in#mida#ng

  • 10. “How do I  learn Greek fast?”

  • 11. NavigaAng
new
environments
with
 1
 maps
 2
 people
 3
 voice

  • 12. 1
Naviga#ng
with
maps

  • 13. NavigaAng
the
Jargon

  • 14. NavigaAng
the
process

  • 15. [insert
revised
map]
 NavigaAng
the
business

  • 16. Knowledge
is
not
enough.

  • 17. “Who can help me   learn Greek?” 
  • 18. Naviga#ng

2
 with
people

  • 19. Mentors!

  • 20. The
Networking
Myth

  • 21. Community‐building

  • 22. www.TeaWithTeresa.com

  • 23. I
facilitate
conversaAon
about
user
experience
design
in
plain
language
to
help
it
become
beUer
known
&
understood.
www.TeaWithTeresa.com

  • 24. Audren
Chen,
Senior
InformaAon
Architect,
Comedy
Central

 Peter
Merholz,

 President,
 AdapAve
Path
 Jesse
James
GarreU,

 President,
 ScoU
Berkun,

 AdapAve
Path
Dave
Llorens,
 Author
&
Speaker
General
Manager
1
Block
Off
the
Grid
 Rachel
Connelly,
 Director
 Rausch
 Planetarium
 Seng
Chen,
 Todd
EllioU,
Project
Manager,
 Traceur
&
Phil
Robinson,
Designer
 AdapAve
Path
 Photographer

  • 25. Whitney
Hess’
Blog
Post:

10
Most
Common
MisconcepAons
about
User
Experience
Design
hUp://mashable.com/2009/01/09/user‐experience‐design/?cp=2

  • 26. Whitney
Hess’
Blog
Series:


Mentors
&
Heroes
hUp://whitneyhess.com/blog/tag/mentors‐and‐heroes/

  • 27. Other
ways
to
build
community:
 Ask
for
advice.
 Host
a
lunchAme
salon
around
a
specific
topic.
 Invite
someone
to
speak/share
their
interest
at
a
brownbag
lunch.
Host/moderate
a
panel
(ask
someone
else
to
moderate
if
you’re
shy).

  • 28. Some
secrets
about

community‐building
 (shhhhhhhhh)

  • 29. Secrets
about
community‐building:
No
one
got
to
where
they
are
alone.

  • 30. Secrets
about
community‐building:
 No
one
got
to
where
they
are
alone.
People
love
to
talk
about
what
they
love.

  • 31. Secrets
about
community‐building:
 No
one
got
to
where
they
are
alone.
People
love
to
talk
about
what
they
love.
 Offer
something
of
value
to
them.

  • 32. Secrets
about
community‐building:
 No
one
got
to
where
they
are
alone.
People
love
to
talk
about
what
they
love.
 Offer
something
of
value
to
them.

  • 33. Knowledge
+
community
=
 influence

  • 34. “Where can I prac;ce  Greek aloud?” 
  • 35. NavigaAng

3
 with


 voice

  • 36. “Personal
Brand”

  • 37. Whitney
Hess:

Share
your
knowledge.

  • 38. Rachel
Hinman:
Use
resources
(ie:
blogs)
to
share
ideas.



  • 39. Merlin
Mann:

Be
authenAc.
People
will
know
if
you
aren’t.

  • 40. ScoU
Berkun:
Let
people
know
you
are
doing
good
work.


  • 41. AuthenAc
passion
aloud

  • 42. aloud
|əˈloud|
 adverb
audibly;
not
silently
or
in
a
whisper. 
  • 43. mantra?
What
is
your

  • 44. My
mantra:
My
grandma
should
“get”
it.

  • 45. mantra?
What
is
your

  • 46. Knowledge
+
community
+
voice
=
 impact

  • 47. When
navigaAng
new
environments
 think
creaAvely
about
how
to:

 1
 learn
the
landscape
 2
 build
community
 3
 have
a
voice

  • 48. Now
for
a
confession…

  • 49. Most
people
don’t
know
what
user
experience
design
is.

  • 50. More
awareness
=
more
opportuniAes

 to
make
people’s
lives

 easier
and
more
joyful.

  • 51. r
 embe Rem !
 THIS Remember
 THIS!
More
awareness
=
more
opportuniAes

 to
make
people’s
lives

 easier
and
more
joyful.
 Remember
 THIS!

  • 52. Thanks!
 Teresa
Brazen
teresa@adapAvepath.com
 www.AdapAvePath.com
 www.TeaWithTeresa.com
 www.BrazenArt.com