From participants
to pixels
personal opinions
These are my
G
raphic
D
esigner
FrontEnd
D
eveloper
UX
C
onsultant
Interaction
D
esigner
Designer
vs
ResearcherConsultant
UI patterns
Page layouts
Prototypes
Wireframes
Storyboards
Sketches
Personas
Reports
Head...
Advantages for me
UXC IxD
More work on strategy
Get kicks from reporting
More work on execution
Get kicks from explaining
...
creativity
The
debate
Creative methods
UXC IxD
Creative moderation
New patterns
New behaviours
2. Understand
3. Synthesise
1. Plan
5. Evaluate
4.Visualise
6. Refine & repeat
UXC IxD
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
Understand
Context
Priorities
!
(All ok so far…)
Synthesise
Highlight design opportunities
How might we…
!
(Uh-oh…)
Interplay of roles
(Expected)
Activities
(Unexpected)
Understand
Synthesise
Plan
Evaluate
Visualise
Refine & repeat
UXU*
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
*UX Unicorn
what’s changed?
So…
I throw
more sketches
away
several times
I solve the same problem
less wireframing
I (probably) do
than I used to
undirected time
I spend more
a hobby
“Best practice” has become
rather than
a hunt
behaviour change
I look more at
simply explaining
I find the best bits by
all design variations out loud
I pick a scenario
If in disagreement about a design
lock it down
When we’re all in agreement, I
with a sketch and
move on
to-do wall
Agreed sketches go on the
make a choice?
Looking to
communication
Both roles are about
In documentation
In interfaces
In a team
soft skills
Do it for the
Don’t do it because of the tools you can use…
creative passion
Do it to satisfy your
wherever it...
That’s it!
radbourne.me
@mradbourne
Matt Radbourne
From Participants to Pixels: Making the transition from UX Researcher to UX Designer
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From Participants to Pixels: Making the transition from UX Researcher to UX Designer

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Having transitioned from researcher to designer, Matt will share his thoughts and experiences from both camps and look at the ‘magic' that happens between uncovering user insight and creating a web or app design.

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From Participants to Pixels: Making the transition from UX Researcher to UX Designer

  1. 1. From participants to pixels
  2. 2. personal opinions These are my
  3. 3. G raphic D esigner FrontEnd D eveloper UX C onsultant Interaction D esigner
  4. 4. Designer vs ResearcherConsultant UI patterns Page layouts Prototypes Wireframes Storyboards Sketches Personas Reports Headline findings Discussion guides Diary studies Recruitment briefs Pattern libraries Journey maps Walkthroughs Surveys
  5. 5. Advantages for me UXC IxD More work on strategy Get kicks from reporting More work on execution Get kicks from explaining Travelling Being in the studio
  6. 6. creativity The debate
  7. 7. Creative methods UXC IxD Creative moderation New patterns New behaviours
  8. 8. 2. Understand 3. Synthesise 1. Plan 5. Evaluate 4.Visualise 6. Refine & repeat UXC IxD ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓
  9. 9. Understand Context Priorities ! (All ok so far…)
  10. 10. Synthesise Highlight design opportunities How might we… ! (Uh-oh…)
  11. 11. Interplay of roles (Expected) Activities (Unexpected)
  12. 12. Understand Synthesise Plan Evaluate Visualise Refine & repeat UXU* ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ *UX Unicorn
  13. 13. what’s changed? So…
  14. 14. I throw more sketches away
  15. 15. several times I solve the same problem
  16. 16. less wireframing I (probably) do than I used to
  17. 17. undirected time I spend more
  18. 18. a hobby “Best practice” has become rather than a hunt
  19. 19. behaviour change I look more at
  20. 20. simply explaining I find the best bits by all design variations out loud
  21. 21. I pick a scenario If in disagreement about a design
  22. 22. lock it down When we’re all in agreement, I with a sketch and move on
  23. 23. to-do wall Agreed sketches go on the
  24. 24. make a choice? Looking to
  25. 25. communication Both roles are about In documentation In interfaces In a team
  26. 26. soft skills Do it for the Don’t do it because of the tools you can use… creative passion Do it to satisfy your wherever it may be in the process
  27. 27. That’s it! radbourne.me @mradbourne Matt Radbourne

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