For this month’s call we’re convening a 3-person panel to share diverse stories and paths of becoming a UX managerfrom writing, to print/graphic design, and even theater!
Enterprise Experience Community
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As creators, we know the value of curiosity. As communicators, we know the value of relationships. Join us to build on existing product skills to work better with difficult people.
During our May 28 community videoconference (4-5pm EDT) we will provide a live interactive preview of some “in development” material from the upcoming EX2020 virtual conference happening later this year (Aug 31 – Sept 3).
Margot will walk you through examples from retail, publishing, government, and other industries to detail what you can do to meet unprecedented problems in information consumption. Learn how voice, volume, and vulnerability can inform your design and content strategy to earn the trust of your users.
Dear Uday, What is a UX strategy I could use in the enterprise while working remotely with no connection to the end user?
Whew! That’s a certainly a tough situation, no question! If I can read between the lines a little bit here, seems the fundamental issue is around three critical, interrelated axes: presence, influence, and access. Getting access to the right end-users so you can run useful studies is essential – but in organizations not yet fully understanding and fluent in the value of user research, it’s dependent on your ability to communicate the value and build up trust.
Whether you are part of a start-up and therefore just starting in on UX in the organization, part of an established UX team, or anywhere in between, it can be useful to step back now and then and ask questions such as:
How mature is our UX practice?
Where are we “at” in the maturity process?
How would being more mature help us?
What is the next step for us?
How can we best, but also realistically, move forward?
We hear a lot of talk about “digital transformation.” But isn’t that what we’ve been doing since the Web emerged in the late 1990s? Why is this still so aspirational for so many organizations? In his consulting practice with Factor, Bram Wessel sees first-hand how enterprise-scale organizations are awakening to the reality that the information itself that drives experiences and gets implemented in technologies —the Information Layer, if you will— is increasingly a tangible organizational asset. As such, it’s as critical as any other kind of infrastructure. Bram joins Lou to ponder where we’ve been and where we might be headed in the realm of enterprise information architecture.
Your question reminds me of the critical question a mentor posed to me as I was weighing a few job offers: “Are you earning, learning, and burning?”
Videoconference recording: “Treating Diversity & Inclusion in Hiring as a Design Problem” with Libby Maurer, December 5, 11am ET
There’s no silver bullet to building a diverse and inclusive organization at scale. So how do you know what things to try, and what’s working and what isn’t? Our UX team used our user research chops to look at this problem in a user-centered way. In this session, we’ll share how we married data and qualitative research to identify and fix holes in our recruiting, hiring, and retention practices.
Dear Uday: When you have a feature-rich enterprise app, what is the best way for the user to learn the app?
Videoconference recording: “A Practical Look at Creating More Usable Enterprise Customer Journeys” with Sean Dolan, October 31 11am ET
Calls recordings are free for all community members. Join here for an invitation. As practitioners, we are often asked to craft
August #DesignOpsAdvice: What to do when stakeholders expect you to “design it like it is on Amazon”
What’s your burning question about Enterprise User Experience Design? Our advice columnist, Uday Gajendar (UX Architect at Automation Anywhere) can answer—or find someone who can!
This webinar will cover the similarities between digital medicine design and Enterprise UX. You will be surprised to see how much they have in common as well as what else you need to know to enter this cutting-edge UX domain.
Upcoming videoconference: November 14 11am ET, “Designing Conversational Interfaces” with Greg Nudelman
In this informal session followed by extensive Q&A, Greg Nudelman, the author of 5 UX design books, veteran presenter, and designer of conversational UIs on 5 different projects in a variety of industries will discuss key aspects of the conversational bot experience and conversational UI best practices.
Videoconference recording now available: “Growing in Enterprise Design through Making Connections” with Nick Cochran
This talk will highlight how Nick has used this ability, featuring examples of connections made and some he wished were made sooner. He will also share some practical methods to collect these data points so that more valuable connections can be made.
Videoconference recording available: “Problems with Problems: Reconsidering the Frame of Designing as Problem-Solving” with Hugh Dubberly
As the information revolution increases scale and shifts the focus of designing to complex adaptive systems,
problem-solving increasingly misses the mark; design needs a new frame.
In this community call, Jack Moffett will facilitate a discussion about SAFe and the UX team’s place in it. How does it differ from straight Agile, what are the challenges designers will be facing, and how can we ensure that we can do quality work for our users? Will we be SAFe or sorry?
Videoconference Recording now Available: Design as an Antidote to VUCA, May 9, 11am ET with Jorge Arango
Join Two Waves author Jorge Arango for a Q&A about how design can help organizations thrive by reducing volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity.
We’ll look at which charts to use when, creating accessible color palettes, and preview some new visualizations Theresa Neil has been testing in enterprise organizations.
Sam McAfee is not a UX guy, which is why we’ve asked him to be one of our curators for Enterprise Experience 2019. This year’s program is designed to help UX leaders align, collaborate, and cooperate with peers from other functions in the enterprise—like engineering and product management, two areas Sam knows better than most.