I work at an organization that believes having a "Pretty" skin is all you need to have a good User Experience. Has anyone ever run into this, and how does one overcome this.
I am literally at my wits end trying to prototype different layouts, and explaining the need for user research/feedback.
All comments are welcome, constructive or not.
I just came back from lunch at a fast food restaurant where they were heavily promoting how you can over 100 flavors of soft drinks now. They had 2 brand new Freestyle dispenser machines. The part I found fascinating: despite a large, interactive touch screen display and a *fairly* siimple task, the restaurant had not one, but two, assistants helping each and every person get a drink.
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Our growing technology consulting company seeks to expand our user experience practice. We're looking for a mid-to-senior level user experience designer with a focus on user-centered design. An ideal candidate also has a strong interest in and experience with user research.
This is an excellent opportunity for a designer who would like to have an significant influence on the development, process and philosophy of a practice. Requirements:
* 3 - 5 years experience as an information architect, interaction designer, or experience designer (or similar role)
We get to redesign the sign up experience and have the opportunity to faciliate user engagement. I appreciate thoughts, pointers to sites you think creates a great user experience. This is for a SaaS product.