A friend and sometimes client told me over lunch this week, "I think
of you as the usability guy." I didn't much care for this, because
I think of usability in terms of activities rather than an identity
to aspire to. It got me thinking about related terms, like "user
experience" (UX), and its cousin, user-centered design (UCD).
Hello all IxD'ers I'm working on a new presentation on the area of
UX trends for the near and not so near future. I did some research
online and read many of the UX blogs to find out what is upcoming. I
would love to have it more focused on bigger corporations who are not
as flexible and able to quickly make gigantic changes to their system
because this is the kind of market we operate in as a company. We
mainly do in our department intranets and corporate websites based on
big platforms like SharePoint.
The Director of User Experience & Site Optimization will build & lead
VistaPrint's European team of information architects, site
optimization and usability specialists in developing world-class user
interfaces based on iterative design, testing, and customer research.
The team leads user interface design for our 14 localized European
Your objective is to drive improvements to conversion rate, average
order value, and lifetime value of VistaPrint's customers.
Does anyone have any samples of a good UX vision statement? Everyone
talks about how important it is to have a good UX vision, but I
can't find anything that defines exactly what a "good UX vision"
is. I've been trying to develop one from scratch and I'm not sure
how it should be structured or what it should contain. Should it
contain specifics like "we need a dedicated UX group in our company
that all our design teams can use"? I don't want it to be
product-centered, because we build a whole range of applications.
This has been on my mind a lot lately. I feel like our process is
very fast and accomplishes the right things, but I don't have much
to compare it to. It'd really mean a lot to me to know your
company's design process and to gather any feedback you have on the
process I outline below. I'm looking for ways to improve what we
So here's how we do design at onegreatfamily.com:
We are a small company, we have 8 developers. We consider ourselves
an "Agile/Scrum" shop. We have 2 designers, one assigned to the
windows app and one assigned to the website.