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Teaching Basics of UX/Career Adventure: What Are The Required Skills?

Note: The basic tenants of a “UX adventure” are covered in more detail in the UX Magazine article: UX Adventure: Enhance your resume, improve your career potential, and feel the excitement!   In London this past week at the UXPA 2014 conference the closing keynote speaker, ...

By |2020-12-04T09:08:36-05:00August 1st, 2014|Networking, Training, UX Adventure, UX Career|

Get out there to advance your career + real networking: a winning combination

In early November 2010, I was finishing up my first year as the president of the UXPA DC chapter and was in San Antonio on a separate user research project with the then UXPA DC VP, Jen Romano Bergstrom.  One evening, after the research had ...

By |2020-12-04T09:08:38-05:00March 5th, 2014|Networking, Speaking, UX Career, UX Leadership, UXPA|

GIANT UX Blog – UX Is Community

By definition, user experience is about understanding people in order to improve products and services. The term “user experience” is an umbrella term (not the only one, but seemingly the most popular one these days) used to encompass a variety of related career tracks, from ...

By |2020-12-04T09:08:38-05:00March 3rd, 2014|Networking, Posted elsewhere|

Tips & Techniques for UX Professionals: Introverts, Ambiverts and Shyness

I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve heard UX professionals say that they are introverts. Sometimes they tell me directly, and sometimes it just comes up in a group conversation. At other times, I’ve heard it from speakers at conferences. Is it true? ...

By |2020-12-04T09:08:39-05:00January 22nd, 2014|Networking, UX Career, UX Leadership|

Diversify Your User Experience Career

Investors are advised to make sure that they have diversity in their portfolio. By diversifying into multiple types of investments and different kinds of industries, there is a safety in knowing that if one type of investment fails, there are other investments that will still ...

By |2020-12-04T09:08:39-05:00December 16th, 2013|Consulting, Networking, UX Career, UX Leadership|

UX Magazine – These Are My People: The Value in UX Organizations

While at the User Experience Professionals Association (UXPA) International conference last month in Washington, D.C., I spent a lot of time talking with attendees. I heard all sort of interesting things there, but one simple comment resonated with me: as an attendee looked around the ...

By |2020-12-04T09:08:41-05:00August 21st, 2013|Networking, Posted elsewhere, Publication, UX Career, UX Leadership, UXPA|

Staying Under the Radar: A Business Strategy

I met someone recently who is a consultant at a large organization. We started talking about our various consulting efforts, and I mentioned that I do a lot of work with government agencies. “Oh,” he said, “does that mean you are on the GSA schedule?” ...

By |2020-12-04T09:08:43-05:00February 25th, 2013|Consulting, Networking|
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