In this second part of a two-part series, UX manager Anthony Colfelt follows up with some solid considerations when looking for your next superstar. Building a dreamteam goes beyond looking for tight technical skills: personal chemistry is needed to find that perfect match.
Some failure allows organizations to learn and grow; others times it can be catastrophic. In Part 2 of his series, Peter Jones explores timing dynamics of large projects and alternatives to the framing of UX roles and organizations today.
Failure is a matter of timing
Every time you hire someone for your UX team, you make a gut call that their personality and skills are what they seem. Anthony Colfelt looks to arm you with ways to make the hiring decisions that fit the best people into the reality of your business context.
With the vigorous debate within the Design community about roles and domains of expertise, we sometimes forget that our monikers are for those who would hire us, not for us. Olga Sanchez-Howard helps us refocus our efforts with resume and portfolio tips for Information Architects and Interaction Designers.
What Employers Really Want
During a two-year adventure designing websites for nonprofits, Olga Sanchez-Howard navigated waters both familiar and not. Now she shares her thoughts on what is shared and unique between the nonprofit and for-profit worlds.
User Experience Professionals Can Make a Difference in Society
Information architects can do their jobs better if they understand organizational change management. Matthew Clarke offers a primer on change management, and explains how it applies to IA.
Christina talks with Chris Fahey about how starting a consultancy both fulfilled his professional dreams and forever changed his practice. (Part 5 of a series)
Spread Your Wings, Embody Your Brand
Joe Lamantia shares three stories of failure and how changing your self-definition can open the way to continued success. (Part 1 in the Lessons From Failure series.)
The Power of State of Mind
Christian Crumlish introduces a series on the messy realities and the honest lessons of failure. Read on to see how you can participate.
How IAs Learn to Stop Worrying and Love the Bombs
Though a possibly rewarding journey, starting a UX process can be a nightmare if approached from the wrong angle. Initiating a culture-shift, overhauling existing processes, evangelizing, strategizing, and educating is an enormous undertaking. Amy Hillman offers her perspective on how to build a UX process, from the ground up.