Heather O'NeillPixels for Humans
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Once you’ve put in your 10,000 hours as a UX designer, what’s next? Often, it’s the idea of becoming a consultant. Heck, your experience so far means you’re halfway there already. But while a designer can sit quietly during meetings and take refuge behind a 27” display, a consultant is expected to walk into the conference room and turn on the magic.
There’s a particular subset of skills that come into play as a UX consultant, from active listening to facilitation to improv and gamestorming. And to go along with it, there are particular techniques that make great consultants stand out, and that help lead projects to successful outcomes. In this presentation, we’ll look at the key aspects of what makes a good consultant, and how to develop them within your own skill set.
In a funk. Stuck in a rut. Burned out. Complacent. It's happened to all of us. As a new designer, everything is possible, but soon you’ve learned the language, the politics, the expectations... and you constrain your own creativity accordingly. How do you break out of your funk and breath life into your designs (and your creative process) again? In this session we'll flush the proverbial Kool-Aid out of your system and push your boundaries to give you a creativity reboot. Get ready to get uncomfortable.