Design leadership: What’s next?
The big boys from the 20th century have many ideas about Design.
“It’s the greatest time to be a designer. Learn to talk the language of business and the language of technology, but lets not forget where we come from. Convergence is happening faster than we can imagine right now, and there is no better time to be a designer.”
Thomas Lockwood a.k.a. /thomaslockwood | @ThomsLockwood ~ FastCo.design ★
Who needs UX strategy?
Something about eating and breakfast of UX in businesses.
“UX strategy has come into prominence in the past few years as a specialty area within the field of User Experience, as shown by the rapid increase in UX Strategist job titles and events such as the conference UX STRAT. For many of us who have been in the field for a long time, UX strategy is a counterbalance to efficiency-driven, product-centric methodologies like Agile, Lean Startup, and Lean UX. For others, it is a natural progression from basic UX design activities like wireframing to more rigorous, analytical activities such as formulating data-driven personas.”
(Paul Bryan a.k.a. @paulbryan ~ UXmatters) ★
Unsuck the enterprise
Getting the enterprise in focus for experience designers.
“There’s something strangely appealing about trying to make enterprise software not universally despised. I guess I believe in a utopian vision where enterprise software is useful, usable, and (gasp!) enjoyable.”
(Rian van der Merwe a.k.a. @rianvdm ~ A List Apart) ★
The wicked craft of enterprise UX
“While everyone seems to have different definitions of craft, there are some common threads that suggest a special quality of diligence, pride, and beauty, borne out of shaping some raw material with the utmost personal care - whether it’s your hands covered with flour and sugar while making a pie, or some industrial-machined aluminum grafted with a high-resolution pixel display powered by smart algorithms… to keep your family comfortable while enjoying that delicious pie.”
(Uday Gajendar a.k.a. @udanium ~ Medium) ★