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Confessions Of An Ex Unicorn - UX Scotland 2015

Head of UX & Design, UX Team Builder, Ex Unicorn, World Traveler at MaxPoint
Jun. 17, 2015
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Confessions Of An Ex Unicorn - UX Scotland 2015

  1. Ex UnicornEx Unicorn Confessions of an Rachel Daniel Amanda Stockwell
  2. amanda stockwell @MandaLaceyS Land of lobsters and vacations Earning nerd cred at engineering school Startup Unicorning Corporate Focus Freelancers Delight UX Happy Place
  3. Rachel Daniel @RainbowliciousD From a land of sparkles galore & rainbows delight Designer at heart Former Ninja Coder Current World Traveler UX Team Builder Ex Unicorn
  4. A mythical user experience individual who is a master of the entire UX spectrum and can perform every specialty skill with ease 
 no matter if they have a conflict of interest.
  5. User Research Information 
 Architecture Interaction Design Usability ContentStrategy Prototype Code Visual Design
  6. Unicorn Sparkles
  7. I UX
  8. Gain a broad set of experiences and learn the ropes
  9. Seek, find, and conquer your UX passion
  10. UX trading cards by Dan Willis
  11. Sometimes there is just too much glitter.
  12. Unicorn ISSUES
  13. UX is meant to be a team sport
  14. • Being a unicorn gets old
  15. • You can get burnt out from too much pony dancing
  16. Potential for high turnover
  17. EX Unicorns
  18. User Research Information 
 Architecture Interaction Design Usability ContentStrategy Prototype Code Visual DesignLearn the basic parts of UX And How They Work Together
  19. • Consume a healthy diet of specialties
  20. • Understand your weaknesses and What you’re not As good at
  21. And what you like
  22. Know The Different Paths
  23. Specialize Unicorn Consultant Team Leader
  24. Specialize Unicorn Consultant Team Leader
  25. What is the most significant obstacle you need to overcome in your current role?
  26. Stand UP.
  27. Share.
  28. Come up with 3 potential solutions.
  29. Share Again.
  30. Tips For Success
  31. Unicorn Tips Find other unicorns outside of work Recognize your weak areas and ask for help Be aware of overcommitment and know your limitations
  32. Specialist Tips Understand the benefits of a diverse team Evangelize the power of a cross-functional team Don’t beat yourself up and know your worth Rely on the strengths of your team mates
  33. Tips FOR Everyone
  34. Make friends with dragons, developers, product managers, and other stakeholders
  35. Manage your company’s expectations
  36. Don’t become a fabricated designer
  37. Be unique. UXers come in all shapes and sizes
  38. — Adrian Chan Unless we dig deeper and think harder about our own discipline, we risk losing the field to what much of design is, and always has been: a matter of taste.
  39. QuestionsQuestions @RainbowliciousD @MandaLaceyS
  40. media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/9a/7f/fb/9a7ffb53ea6a471fb86a8241664c5a5e.jpg http://linedraw.storenvy.com/products/460092-unicorn-heart-5x7-print www.flickr.com/photos/reneeanddolan/13020422424 by dolanh (flickr) https://www.flickr.com/photos/alicepopkorn/3377110664 by Alice Popkorn (flickr) mrwgifs.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Cheerleader-Throwing-Up-Glitter-Team-Spirit.gif www.flickr.com/photos/127581466@N03/15278512731 by Suzanne B (flickr) www.flickr.com/photos/eccentricjeff/5024142393 by Eccentric Jeff (flickr) https://www.flickr.com/photos/12905355@N05/6315698493 by Photo Giddy (flickr) www.flickr.com/photos/smull/4318531018 by Andy Pixel (flickr) www.flickr.com/photos/apelad/2070879702 by Ape Lad (flickr) www.flickr.com/photos/divine_harvester/6905527027 by Divine Harvester (flickr) www.flickr.com/photos/widdowquinn/7818021082 by widdowquinn (flickr) www.etsy.com/listing/120287132/unicorn-headband-party-pack-set-of-10.jpg by jumbojibbles (Etsy) http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2012/185/5/4/jedi_narwhal_by_erionix-d560txe.jpg https://www.flickr.com/photos/sharynmorrow/3005665319 by sharyn morrow (flickr) www.flickr.com/photos/dalboz17/3670105671 by Matt DeTurck (flickr) www.flickr.com/photos/pheezy/90137842 by Evan P. Cordes (flickr) www.flickr.com/photos/interpunct/3179146274 by Jennifer (flickr) www.flickr.com/photos/waldopepper/4912903775 by waldopepper (flickr) Image Credits
  41. Thank you!Thank You! @RainbowliciousD @MandaLaceyS
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