Tag Archives: teamwork

Creating great user experiences takes a multidisciplinary team that shares ownership of UX

“Creating truly great products requires an entire product team to place the needs of users foremost when making product decisions—or even better, a user-centered corporate culture… Creating great product user experiences takes a village—a smoothly functioning multidisciplinary product team that shares ownership of UX.” - Pabini Gabriel-Petit

Read more in Pabini’s article “Sharing Ownership of UX.”

Far too often, we treat web development as a sprint rather than a marathon

“Far too often, we treat web development as a sprint rather than a marathon. It is the experience designer’s job, in part, to help everyone walk the steps of the experience they’ll create before they run—especially when they’ll be doing so in tandem.” – Andrew Maier

This quote is from Andrew’s UX Booth article “Considering Prototypes.”

The best indicator of design success is a passion to make an impact

“I have no misconceptions that designers can ‘solve’ massive problems, or even approach them on their own without collaboration from other disciplines. But I feel strongly that designers make great agents of change and can champion new and novel approaches to old and tired problems. The best indicator of design success, in my experience, is a passion to make an impact.” – Jon Kolko

Read more in Jon’s Johnny Holland article “The Strange Connection between Entitlement, Social Innovation, and Interaction Design”.

When we advocate for the user, we are simultaneously advocating for our team

“Paradoxically, when we advocate for the user within our product or service development teams, we are, in effect, simultaneously advocating for the team to our users.” - Michael Cummings

“Paradoxically, when we advocate for the user within our product or service development teams, we are, in effect, simultaneously advocating for the team to our users.” – Michael Cummings

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User experience is the center of gravity of a project

“User experience is the center of gravity of a project that pulls the necessary fragments of various design principles and disciplines together giving the finished product that shine, that glow, that luster, that compels and attracts.” - Angel R. Marquez

“User experience is the center of gravity of a project that pulls the necessary fragments of various design principles and disciplines together giving the finished product that shine, that glow, that luster, that compels and attracts.” – Angel R. Marquez

This quote was submitted by the author, Angel R. Marquez. This quote is also part of an IxDA discussion topic.

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Design and business leaders must take the time to understand each other

“The members of [cross-functional] teams have to listen carefully to the language used by the other team members, thoughtfully present their own work in terms that the others can understand and over time build enough trust and understanding of one another that they can value, integrate and leverage one another’s expertise... Just as you might do in preparing yourself to visit another country or another culture, design and business leaders must take the time to understand a bit about the place they are visiting—a little of the language, the customs, the ways of thinking.” - Sara Beckman

“The members of [cross-functional] teams have to listen carefully to the language used by the other team members, thoughtfully present their own work in terms that the others can understand and over time build enough trust and understanding of one another that they can value, integrate and leverage one another’s expertise… Just as you might do in preparing yourself to visit another country or another culture, design and business leaders must take the time to understand a bit about the place they are visiting—a little of the language, the customs, the ways of thinking.” – Sara Beckman

Read Kate Rutter’s interview with Sara Beckman entitled “Strategic Numbers: Discussing the Value of Design” for more of Sara’s thoughts on how design drives business value. Sara clearly expresses the need for design and business team members to work together and understand each other as part of cross-functional teams.

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