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THE SEARCH FOR
UXTOPIA
HELLO!
I am Mandy Cornwell
15 years in UX
5 years in leadership
@mandyco
startup
large
company
large
agency
boutique
agency
mid-size
agency
large
company
large
company
What is UXtopia?
An imagined work environment that possesses highly
desirable or nearly perfect qualities for UX teams.
“
Perhaps the greatest utopia would be if we could
all realize that no utopia is possible; no place to
run, no place to hide, just take care of business
here and now.
Jack Carroll
If you can’t imagine it, you
can’t even get close.
Team User Design Organization CommunityYou
Career
Development
Structure
Coverage
Insights
Journey
Strategy & Vision
Guidelines &
Process
Environment
Impact & Value
Strategy
Involvement
ContributionCulture
CAREER DEVELOPMENT
▫ Opportunities for growth and career
development
▫ Organization focus on employee growth
▫ Ability to attend training/conferences
▫ Clearly defined career progression
You
Tips
▫ Take control
▫ Develop your own career plan/goals
▫ Share with your manager & ask for help
▫ Look for free training (i.e. local events,
Coursera)
CULTURE
▫ People you enjoy working with
▫ Your work adds value to the business
▫ Aligns with your values
▫ Leadership you believe in
▫ Alignment with manager
▫ Stability
Team
Tips
▫ Do your research up front
▫ Ask a lot of questions
▫ If possible, don’t accept an offer you
aren’t happy with
STRUCTURE
▫ Mix of disciplines, including core
disciplines
▫ Range of skill levels
Team
Tips
▫ Lack research? Build skills
▫ Lack a content writer? Ask marketing or
technical writing to help out.
▫ Pair/balance senior and junior
COVERAGE
▫ Appropriate size team for
products/projects supported
▫ Support customer facing and internal
tools
▫ Alignment across business
Team
Tips
▫ Prioritize work
▫ Communicate limitations clearly
▫ Make a case - get some stats
▫ Create a network with other teams across
business
INSIGHTS
▫ Access to users and time to do research
▫ Organizational support
▫ Personas
User
Tips
▫ Test with coworkers/friends
▫ Invite partner teams to research
▫ Search for third party data (i.e. Pew)
▫ Check for company accounts with
Forrester, eMarketer, etc.
JOURNEY
▫ Design end to end experience going
beyond digital
▫ Contacts and influence throughout
business
▫ Journey maps
User
Tips
▫ Create a simple journey map and get
feedback from colleagues
▫ Talk to customer facing teams
▫ Ask to shadow calls, visit stores,
talk to sales people
▫ Create a network of contacts
▫ Provide value back to those teams
STRATEGY & VISION
▫ Clearly defined UX strategy and vision
▫ Aligned with business and leadership
▫ Design roadmap
Design
Tips
▫ Conduct competitive reviews
▫ Gather metrics/analytics
▫ Understand stakeholder needs
▫ Align with business needs
GUIDELINES & PROCESS
▫ Consistency
▫ Style Guides
▫ Pattern library
▫ Clear UX and delivery process
Design
Tips
▫ Find out what is right for your
environment
▫ Communicate/collaborate with partner
teams
▫ Ask what is and isn’t working
ENVIRONMENT
▫ Physical environment conducive to
design
▫ Design constraints are reasonable
▫ Supports collaboration
▫ What is built/launches matches design
Design
Tips
▫ Look for a space you can claim as the
design area
▫ Set expectations
▫ Promote collaboration - show the benefits
▫ Test the build
IMPACT & VALUE
▫ Clear purpose
▫ Provides value in people’s lives
▫ Inspires passion
▫ Competitive advantage and strong
market positionOrganization
Tips
▫ What impact can UX make?
▫ Use the user insights, journey maps,
competitive research, etc.
STRATEGY INVOLVEMENT
▫ Involvement and influence in defining
business strategies
▫ UX representation in company’s
leadership
▫ Leadership understands the value of UXOrganization
Tips
▫ Ask to be involved
▫ Don’t be critical
▫ Get some wins, add value
UX CONTRIBUTION
▫ Attend local events
▫ Host events
▫ Contribute to blogs/host a blog
▫ Develop new techniques
▫ Share research findings
Community
Tips
▫ Share events with team members
▫ Write blog posts on Medium/LinkedIn
▫ Teach/Mentor
GET STARTED
list
revisit
pick top 3 you can impact
identify actions
“
Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase
perfection, we can catch excellence.
Vince Lombardi
THANKS!
Any questions?
You can find me at
mandy.cornwell@gmail.com
@mandyco

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The Search for UXtopia

  • 2. HELLO! I am Mandy Cornwell 15 years in UX 5 years in leadership @mandyco
  • 4. What is UXtopia? An imagined work environment that possesses highly desirable or nearly perfect qualities for UX teams.
  • 5. “ Perhaps the greatest utopia would be if we could all realize that no utopia is possible; no place to run, no place to hide, just take care of business here and now. Jack Carroll
  • 6. If you can’t imagine it, you can’t even get close.
  • 7. Team User Design Organization CommunityYou Career Development Structure Coverage Insights Journey Strategy & Vision Guidelines & Process Environment Impact & Value Strategy Involvement ContributionCulture
  • 8. CAREER DEVELOPMENT ▫ Opportunities for growth and career development ▫ Organization focus on employee growth ▫ Ability to attend training/conferences ▫ Clearly defined career progression You Tips ▫ Take control ▫ Develop your own career plan/goals ▫ Share with your manager & ask for help ▫ Look for free training (i.e. local events, Coursera)
  • 9. CULTURE ▫ People you enjoy working with ▫ Your work adds value to the business ▫ Aligns with your values ▫ Leadership you believe in ▫ Alignment with manager ▫ Stability Team Tips ▫ Do your research up front ▫ Ask a lot of questions ▫ If possible, don’t accept an offer you aren’t happy with
  • 10. STRUCTURE ▫ Mix of disciplines, including core disciplines ▫ Range of skill levels Team Tips ▫ Lack research? Build skills ▫ Lack a content writer? Ask marketing or technical writing to help out. ▫ Pair/balance senior and junior
  • 11. COVERAGE ▫ Appropriate size team for products/projects supported ▫ Support customer facing and internal tools ▫ Alignment across business Team Tips ▫ Prioritize work ▫ Communicate limitations clearly ▫ Make a case - get some stats ▫ Create a network with other teams across business
  • 12. INSIGHTS ▫ Access to users and time to do research ▫ Organizational support ▫ Personas User Tips ▫ Test with coworkers/friends ▫ Invite partner teams to research ▫ Search for third party data (i.e. Pew) ▫ Check for company accounts with Forrester, eMarketer, etc.
  • 13. JOURNEY ▫ Design end to end experience going beyond digital ▫ Contacts and influence throughout business ▫ Journey maps User Tips ▫ Create a simple journey map and get feedback from colleagues ▫ Talk to customer facing teams ▫ Ask to shadow calls, visit stores, talk to sales people ▫ Create a network of contacts ▫ Provide value back to those teams
  • 14. STRATEGY & VISION ▫ Clearly defined UX strategy and vision ▫ Aligned with business and leadership ▫ Design roadmap Design Tips ▫ Conduct competitive reviews ▫ Gather metrics/analytics ▫ Understand stakeholder needs ▫ Align with business needs
  • 15. GUIDELINES & PROCESS ▫ Consistency ▫ Style Guides ▫ Pattern library ▫ Clear UX and delivery process Design Tips ▫ Find out what is right for your environment ▫ Communicate/collaborate with partner teams ▫ Ask what is and isn’t working
  • 16. ENVIRONMENT ▫ Physical environment conducive to design ▫ Design constraints are reasonable ▫ Supports collaboration ▫ What is built/launches matches design Design Tips ▫ Look for a space you can claim as the design area ▫ Set expectations ▫ Promote collaboration - show the benefits ▫ Test the build
  • 17. IMPACT & VALUE ▫ Clear purpose ▫ Provides value in people’s lives ▫ Inspires passion ▫ Competitive advantage and strong market positionOrganization Tips ▫ What impact can UX make? ▫ Use the user insights, journey maps, competitive research, etc.
  • 18. STRATEGY INVOLVEMENT ▫ Involvement and influence in defining business strategies ▫ UX representation in company’s leadership ▫ Leadership understands the value of UXOrganization Tips ▫ Ask to be involved ▫ Don’t be critical ▫ Get some wins, add value
  • 19. UX CONTRIBUTION ▫ Attend local events ▫ Host events ▫ Contribute to blogs/host a blog ▫ Develop new techniques ▫ Share research findings Community Tips ▫ Share events with team members ▫ Write blog posts on Medium/LinkedIn ▫ Teach/Mentor
  • 20. GET STARTED list revisit pick top 3 you can impact identify actions
  • 21. “ Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection, we can catch excellence. Vince Lombardi
  • 22. THANKS! Any questions? You can find me at mandy.cornwell@gmail.com @mandyco

Editor's Notes

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