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Elizabeth Sampat // How Designers Get Their Groove Back: Fall In Love With What You Do (Again) // UX Week 17

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We can be our own worst enemies. Sometimes, we get a lousy assignment as a freelancer; other times, we're just brought low by the news. And it's easy to wonder: does what I do REALLY matter? Drawing from psychology, design principles, and her own career experience, Elizabeth Sampat explains how to do the best work of your life by changing your perspective.

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Elizabeth Sampat // How Designers Get Their Groove Back: Fall In Love With What You Do (Again) // UX Week 17

  1. 1. How Designers Get Their Groove Back: Fall In Love With What You Do (Again) Elizabeth Sampat Game Design Lead, SYBO Games @twoscooters
  2. 2. Why does our work matter?
  3. 3. Interaction creates trust
  4. 4. A shift in perspective
  5. 5. If you think your work sucks, it will
  6. 6. To make your work matter, treat your work like it matters.
  7. 7. 70% of Candy Crush players that completed all content never monetized 78% of players who spent over $50 felt satisfied with the value they got 67% spending over $100 felt satisfied
  8. 8. Whydo taxi drivers text?
  9. 9. What’s bothering me?
  10. 10. What’s bothering them?
  11. 11. By changing perspective, you will do the best work of your life.
  12. 12. Understanding means respect
  13. 13. “Smooth” is the most-played song in history
  14. 14. Creating something beloved is a miracle
  15. 15. You don’t decide if your work is meaningful. Your users do.
  16. 16. 1.5 billion downloads Over 4 billion hours played Over 162 billion kilometers ran
  17. 17. If one person experiences your work, your work matters
  18. 18. Seek first to understand, then to be understood
  19. 19. Understanding means respect
  20. 20. You don’t decide if your work is meaningful. Your users do.
  21. 21. Thank you! Elizabeth Sampat Game Design Department Lead, SYBO Games @twoscooters

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