In my definition product designers are less about visual and UI design. Designers need to be skilled at, and intentional about, solving business and customer problems to create growth.
Growth could be activation, retention, engagement, but ideally product designers should be creating testable solutions, and looking at the…
Hey Vadim, great question. I do still use user story mapping, but I find that it is most valuable in my situation at the start of a project or major feature. Once we start creating clickable prototypes we don’t typically go back to story mapping.
Initially, people didn’t understand the benefits of mapping it out or the…
Hey John, sounds like a lot happening in your world! My situation is an established company, but one newly seeing the value of investing in design.
I think if you have found heaps of low hanging fruit, that is an awesome start and opportunity. Now the next step is to find ways to make the business care enough about them to spend money on it.
Thanks Diana 👍🏻 The practise of using sprints to combat feeling overwhelmed, is to give yourself permission to work on one thing at a time, rather than many things all at once.
In the case where things at work are crazy and you aren’t sure what to focus on first, I would think about what you are asked for most often, and…
Thanks very much Emmi. For me I learn by doing, and find it much easier when I have a ‘mission’. There are a lot of aspects to UX, but in my world there are certain things that provide a lot of value to the people around me, including user research, running workshops, and UI. I recommended finding things that you can use, and working with others to keep you on track. Good luck!
Nice article Rubens. As someone with who is full-time employed, a Dad, Husband, and Call of Duty tragic i can totally relate.
One of the other ways that I continue to learn about product, is in a product book club. The one here in Sydney is run by really great people, out of a consultancy called Brain Mates.