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When Jacob met Rachel at the well (Genesis), she was waiting for the rest of the shepherds to arrive. The shepherds didn’t trust each other, and didn’t want the others to take more water than necessary. They devised a solution: they would place a very heavy rock on the opening — too heavy for one person to lift by themselves. Then they would wait until all the shepherds arrived so they could remove the rock in unison, and water their flocks together.
This story reminds me of wise words that…
You’ve heard about Bitcoin and blockchains. You did a google search, and read a few of the top results but still don’t really understand how it works. You shrug and move on — there are other projects to finish and responsibilities to manage.
And that’s okay.
Do you understand how HTTPS technology works?
No, but it gives you the piece of mind that you can safely buy those new shoes online when you see the little green lock in the top left hand corner of your browser.
Do you know how your iPhone’s camera app was programmed?
No, but you…
One notion I’d like to dispel: Discovery is not just research.
Discovery is a process of filling gaps in your knowledge, and arriving at a better understanding of the problem as well as a starting point for your solution.
Thinking of discovery as distinct from design will definitely make it harder to sell. Instead. I position discovery as part of the design process, our methods and tools for setting the stage for detailed design.
Get the team together and do a prioritization exercise like KJ analysis.
When I face big problems like this I ask myself two questions:
2. Do you have experience designing a completely new product / service for an emerging platform? Planning and running user tests with as-yet-non-existent emerging platforms must be very different from doing the same for existing products/services on emerging platforms. In your experience, how do those two differ? — Mihir Pathare
3. Can you discussed TV remotes as a voice alternative to Amazon Echo or Google Home? — Jake
4. Can you discuss the differences and similarities of a UX vs. Product Designer? — Ilya Startsev
I know how much you want to get started with designing your brand so I’ll leave you with some homework, optional of course :)
Q: What UX metrics do you use for eCommerce? — Sean Gerety
Q: Given the challenges of working in agile, with distributed design and development teams: a) what methodologies (ex. holding a ‘Cheese’ day) or tools (ex. user research software) can you recommend to increase the scale, scope and speed of user research and testing? b) what advice do you have for managing the UX backlog? — Hana Nagel
Q: Does the design team at Nordstrom follow a defined style guide?If yes, how do you ensure the style guide consistency across web, mobile & in-store …esp. …
Designing for Chipotle is every bit as fun as you could expect. Working with a company as passionate about fresh food as it is about sustainability made this project a designer’s dream.
Chipotle is a company that’s always raising the bar to make their customers (and environment) happy; it’s no wonder that they’re one of the top ten fastest growing restaurant chains in America. That’s why when something can be done better, Chipotle is the first to make it happen.
I worked alongside Chipotle’s e-commerce team and the Sequence design team in the role of interaction design intern.
Q: How do designers start to play a role in strategy if they’re not even invited to these strategy meetings?
Q: How do you make a case for involving UX in strategy that is more compelling than the process they are comfortable with? — Tony
Q: How or what questions do you ask to learn the concerns of the bosses/founders/etc. you’re trying to communicate with? What do you try to learn in order to learn how to get them to hear you or listen to design? — dan turner
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