My ingredients

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I gave a talk at an Agile UX meetup about the process I try to use to quickly build MVP and design sites while pairing with programmers and stakeholders.

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My ingredients

  1. 1. My Ingredients~Van Shea Sedita~UX Design & Creative Direction@vanshea #myingredients
  2. 2. Since 1999, Ive worked with some verythorough, very creative and highly skilledprogrammers
  3. 3. Sometimes weveseen things differently
  4. 4. In the past..Ive focused too often onmaking beautiful things
  5. 5. In my experience, developers seem tofocus on making interesting things
  6. 6. beautiful vs. interesting?
  7. 7. Memorable and delightful experiencesare both beautiful & interesting
  8. 8. "The practice of creating engaging,efficient user experiences is calleduser centered design."~Jesse James Garrett,"The Elements of User Experience Design"
  9. 9. $I am always trying to save businessesand myself..
  10. 10. The 4 "ingredients" I use to design:
  11. 11. 1. Sketching
  12. 12. Newsprint and marker sketch
  13. 13. 2. Photoshop
  14. 14. Using Layer CompsEstablish the design
  15. 15. Very Very.. VeryBasic Style Guide
  16. 16. 3. Markup (Espresso)
  17. 17. CSSStyle Reminders
  18. 18. 4. Chromes Inspect Element tool
  19. 19. In Browser Design
  20. 20. Team Collaboration: Responsive Decisions
  21. 21. 99% of the beautiful & interestingthings Ive helped design have not beenconcepted by me alone
  22. 22. Many times, a developer has succeededin advancing the UX throughsuggesting improvements to user flows,copywriting or visual design
  23. 23. Team Collaboration: SignUp Process
  24. 24. "Usually my input comes in normalization anddealing with dynamic content.So consistent headers/footers/nav, regularplacement of buttons, etc.Stuff that becomes obvious when youre codingsomething but might not be so clear in puredesign.The dynamic content thing is something everydesigner seems to struggle with..."Justin Fargione,CTO Get Maid
  25. 25. As the user advocate, my work cant beprecious and should always stay opento discussion and change.
  26. 26. ~ Thank You ~

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