As an employee, regardless of seniority, you shouldn’t be put in a position where you need to plead for resources and educate people who are supposed to be managing you. A bad work environment can have a negative impact on your health both mental and physical. At the e…
We are in a strange time at the moment, a bit like the wild west. UX as a field has grown in popularity and has become recognised as a legitimate good business practice, however with this growth has come zero oversight or regulation. Any company can hang a shingle then proceed to market and sell “UX” as a service even when they don’t really have the capacity to deliver on what they are selling.
…rrying out due diligence on a prospective company, keep an eye out on the tenure of certain talent. Go on LinkedIn and see if people are only staying a handful of months or squeaking out a year and moving on. If so, this might be a signal that something is off with the work environment at a company you are looking into.
n gain mentorsh…h worth your time on why you should join an established UX team in the early stages of your career. Early in your career, you should be seeking to join a team which has resources in place, a culture of user-centricity, and senior practitioners which you can gain mentorship from.
employee, your…s well, if the company culture embraces the importance of product validation through user research. On the other hand, working as a sole UX person at a company can be very tiresome, stressful, and frustrating if you are having to constantly defend the importance of your work, educating fellow workers, and possibly work with a lack of resources while still being expected to do your job and deliver value to the organization and users. Perhaps even worse, if you join a company as the only UX employee, your direct superiors may not ha…
omments. Just continue to write. Focus on getting better at writing, instead of focusing on getting better at being …and over. Be patient. Don’t look at the number of views, likes or comments. Just continue to write. Focus on getting better at writing, instead of focusing on getting better at being noticed. Overnight success disappears overnight.
Design for people. The biggest mistake I made is thinking that I could improve the connection between designers and developers by putting a system between them. It’s much better to actually get them in a room and have them making decisions together, even when this process takes a lot of time and effort.