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  • THE LIFE CHANGING ADVICE FOR A UX DESIGNER!

    /palici #uxdbUX Design Meetup Bucuresti 2014

  • HI! IM CIPRIAN PALICIand I like to freedive

  • BUT I ALSO HAVE 10 YEARS EXPERIENCE IN DESIGNING STUFF

    Concept Sketching

    UI Design

    Corporate Identity

    Advertising Campaigns

    Information Architecture

    Mobile Applications

    Interaction Design

    Visual Design

    Web Design

    Wireframing & Prototyping

  • TODAY I WILL SHARE WITH YOU A BIG SECRET

  • THE SECRET OF BECOMING A GREAT UX DESIGNER

  • ACTUALLY ITS DEAD SIMPLE

  • DONT BE THIS GUY

  • DONT BE AN ASSHOLE :)

  • WHY?

  • BECAUSE:

    Your mother doesnt like him

    Your grandmother doesnt like him!

    Your girlfriend/boyfriend doesnt like him

    Your colleagues dont like him

    Your clients hate him

  • EVEN YOU DONT LIKE HIM

  • HOW CAN YOU AVOID THAT?

  • START BY TREATING YOURSELF AS A BAD UX PROJECT

  • YEAH! YOU HEARD ME RIGHT YOU ARE THE BAD UX PROJECT

  • THE SOONER YOU ACCEPT IT

  • THE FASTER YOU CAN START BUILDING

  • A BETTER !VERSION OF

  • HERE ARE 3 EASY STEPS ON HOW TO ACHIEVE THAT

  • 1. LEARN TO BE HUMBLE

    2. IMPROVE YOUR COMMUNICATION SKILLS

    3. WATCH THE RED ROUTES

  • THOSE 3 THINGS WILL HELP YOU START WITH A SOLID BASE

  • LEARN TO BE HUMBLE1

  • humility to understand that as a designer,!it's not about you or your portfolio,

    it's about the people that you're designing for, and how your work just might help them

    live better lives.

    Margaret Gould Stewart!How giant websites design for you (TedTalk)

  • Be more humble and you will gain:

    A. Better relationships with people

    B. Better work performance

    C. Higher self control

  • FAKE IT TIL YOU MAKE IT

  • 2IMPROVE YOUR COMMUNICATION SKILLS

  • In order to do that you need to:

    A. Learn how to truly listen!

    B. Learn how to speak so that people get you!

    C. Learn how to write emails straight to the point

    D. Learn how to write easy to understand specs

    E. Learn how to speak in public

  • "Most people do not listen with the intent to understand, they listen with the intent to reply."

    Stephen R. Covey

  • 3WATCH THE RED ROUTES

  • RED ROUTE = A PROJECTS FREQUENT & CRITICAL

    ACTIVITY

  • EVERY PROJECT HAS ITS OWN RED ROUTES

  • IDENTIFYING THE RED ROUTES WILL HELP YOU KEEP THINGS ON TRACK

  • FLOWERS WONT SAVE YOU IF THE RED ROUTES

    ARE BROKEN

  • COVERING THE RED ROUTES COULD BRING YOU CLOSE

    TO 90% PROJECT SUCCESS

  • FORGET YOUR TOOLS & READ MORE BOOKS

  • BUT ALWAYS REMEMBER

  • DONT BE AN ASSHOLE!BE A SUPER HERO

  • IM STILL WORK IN PROGRESS :)

  • THANK YOU

  • The Elements of User Experience (2nd edition) http://www.jjg.net/elements/

    A nice Ted Talk https://www.ted.com/talks/margaret_gould_stewart_how_giant_websites_design_for_you_and_a_billion_others_too

    Some more quotes about listening: http://www.inc.com/dave-kerpen/15-quotes-to-inspire-you-to-become-a-better-listener.html

    Red Routes Explained http://www.userfocus.co.uk/articles/redroutes.html

    Some more resources http://www.palici.ro/recomandari/