Summary: Hiring UX managers, like hiring UX designers, requires a careful diligence to understanding the role, its functions and its business value. Managing UX requires a deep understanding of how design is delivering value. UX managers require a seat at the table, equal to a Dev or Marketing manager. Senior managers also require strategic placement, including 'C level' authority.
Dive into UX design topic based on our years of award-winning UX consulting from Experience Dynamics, Founder and Chief Experience Officer, Frank Spillers.
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The holy grail of maximizing return on investment in UX is to understand customer value. Engineering teams often define MVP based on an internally focused set of priorities. Marketing and business teams often use market research to focus group customer perceptions. Both of these approaches miss a major innovation in UX methodology.
If you dissect UX, it has two sides: “Ease of use” vs. “Do I even want your feature?”. Most teams chase ease of use, because it seems to be the goal of reducing complexity, and it is. However, desirability or, “Are you solving core customer problems?” is more important.
In this webinar we will learn how to ground your UX efforts with a Desirability First approach. We will see how this essential aspect of your UX/UI process is critical to business and design innovation. We will discuss this single most important element of your UX strategy and how to bring tangible business value to your UX efforts from user research.
UX teams only work as well as they are managed. Many organizations have UX Designers and don't truly know what UX Designers are supposed to be doing. Hint: Creating gorgeous UI's is not the answer. Delivering value with UX is critical to achieving the results a good UX team ought to bring. Yet, many an organization is faltering on managing UX Design to full capacity.
In this webinar, we will discuss the elements that help you maximize success in your organization. We'll focus on UX managment when it fails, but more importantly how to fix it!
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Summary: UX managers are increasingly in high demand, in fact reports indicate there are currently not enough UX managers to fill the need. For the industry, this is good news as Senior UX Designers or UX Leads look to help their organizations build UX maturity.
Understanding the driving forces behind the wave of UX manager hiring can help senior management hire or promote the right person for the job.
Summary: Fitness tracking is nuanced and even slightly controversial: Do users want to monitor and track (quantify) their behavior and activity? More importantly, does it work to increase motivation and reach health and wellness goals? Our research over the past 5 years has shown some clear user experience needs that most apps and fitness trackers completely miss in their UX strategy. We have been conducting studies in gamification, social UX, competitor feature adoption and efficacy (motivational success) with far-reaching implications for mobile wellness and health apps. Here we cover 7 research-based heuristic rules of thumb for designing mobile "e-health" experiences.