Being the only product designer is a unique situation. Ideally, design teams of one should be temporary, never the end state for an organization. But if you’ve landed a role where you’re the only one, here are some ways to navigate life as a solo designer in order to stay sane and make an amazing impact.
A solo product designer is any designer working on a project without access to additional design support.
This is a framework I recommend to any UX designer seeking to impart a dedicated user experience focus to the members of their agile development team. I have used it to build and launch new features within quick timelines when co-developing new products for enterprise clients. This framework leverages user story mapping and user testing as guiding checkpoints to ensure final project delivery is a relevant solution.
Create cross-team momentum and set the stage for a user-centered project approach by visiting at the start of the project.
Last November, I decided to transition out of freelance user experience design. During my job hunt, I found myself needing to answer the same questions again and again.
I collected my favorite questions and wrote thoughtful and exhaustive answers, creating a list of frequently asked questions.
They served me in two ways: