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IXD15 redux for IxDA Chicago

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Recap / Redux of IXD15 for the IxDA Chicago Chapter. 5 Trends that I interpreted, using tweets that inspired me.

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IXD15 redux for IxDA Chicago

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  2. 2. 2 1. shit’s gonna get weird…
  3. 3. 3 #ixd15 @leahbuley To make impact in UX we need design beyond digital. Strategy, Scope, Priorities, budget, based on end-end user needs
  4. 4. 4 Zipcar has "envisioners": UX specialists who think holistically about customer journey from end to end, not just digital. #ixd15 #modernux
  5. 5. 5 Your ux career may be limiting your thinking @billder #ixd15
  6. 6. 6 2. How to train all the ux people we need?
  7. 7. 7 We won't have enough designers in my working lifetime. #timbrown @ixdconf #ixd15 We also don't have enough design educators!! #ixdes15
  8. 8. 8 Great watching educators discuss the tension between aspiration (designers doing good) and the real world (designers getting jobs) #ixd15
  9. 9. 9 3. Should everyone be technology literate?
  10. 10. 10 "We live in a world governed by electronics and we can no longer afford to not understand it." - @ayahbdeir #ixd15 @littleBits
  11. 11. 11 4. Can there be design fiction?
  12. 12. 12 A designers job is to envision the future - @gentry #ixd15
  13. 13. 13 Kevin Proudfoot during @moleitau talk #ixd15 Paint alternative narratives. "Stories let us try a future on for size."
  14. 14. 14 Writers are the fastest designers in the world. -@moleitau #ixd15
  15. 15. 15 5. Do I need to develop soft skills?
  16. 16. 16 F*ck You, Pay me.
  17. 17. 17 Without promotion something terrible happens..... Nothing! --PT Barnum @monteiro #ixd15 1. Not there to be the clients friend 2. Not getting off your ass 3. Starting with an apology 4. Not setting the stage properly 5. Don't give a real estate tour 6. Taking notes
  18. 18. 18 7. Reading a script 8. Getting defensive 9. Mentioning typefaces 10. Talking about how hard you worked 11. Reacting to questions as change requests 12. Not guiding the feedback loop 13. Asking do you like it? "Selling is a core design skill. You should be able to explain every single design decision you’ve made to your client." - @monteiro #ixd15
  19. 19. 19 Humility is a very expensive trait to have as a designer. #ixd15 @monteiro
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