Like a lot of folks, I find the term “user experience design” awkward and unsatisfying, at once vague and grandiose, and not accurately descriptive of what I do. Too often it seems like a term untethered, in search of something — anything — we might use it to name. And yet I often call myself a UX designer, and have done for the last few years, because at the moment it seems to communicate what I do more effectively toContinue reading
Every revolution needs a manifesto, and ‘Portfolio-Centred Design’ is no different. Therefore Stuart Neale stands before you proudly holding aloft his little red book screaming “Power to the designers!”
(I’d walk on by if I were you).
In her closing Keynote at the 2010 IA Summit, Whitney Hess calls the UX community to charge outward with our shared mission and “cross the chasm” to real leadership.Continue reading
With technology touching ever more of our work lives, user research, in its many guises, becomes part of the project lifecycle. For those of us who want a better idea of what to expect when working with a researcher, Demetrius Madrigal sets our expectations.Continue reading
In the Closing Plenary, Jesse James Garrett looks back at Summits past, examines
the current state of User Experience
Design, and endorses a vision of our practice as a mechanism for discovery.