If you work in an area related to UX, you’ll probably agree that good UX has a huge business value. Good UX helps you create the most relevant products and services for your customers and ensure that they are a joy to use. But if you have any practical experience of working with UX in organizations or as a consultant, you might also have found that getting resources to do UX right and incorporating UX into your company culture can be an uphill battle. Let’s take a look at some practical tactics that you can use right away to evangelize UX inside an organization.
Great UX is about more than designing beautiful and usable products, services and interfaces. If you want your UX work to have a real impact, it’s crucial that you ensure that you and the organizations you work with have a proper understanding of your users – their needs, motivations and everyday lives. If you can create empathy with your users, you’ll find getting the entire organization engaged in solving the users’ pain points far easier. In that sense, communication is as much a part of being a UX designer as designing interfaces. In this video, we will share 5 tried-and-tested tactics for making your UX work visible and engaging to the rest of your organization.
This video provides concrete advice for actions you can take right away to evangelize your UX work. If you want to do more, you can choose from many frameworks and work processes to help ensure you’re your entire organization works in a user-centered process. Design thinking and value proposition design are examples of user-centered processes that have good and detailed advice for how to create user-centric organizations that consider user needs at every turn.
Communication and making your UX work visible are a vital part of succeeding with UX. Here, we offer 5 tactics for evangelizing your UX work:
- Fast and Rapid Deliverables
- Listening Posts
- Tangible Data
- Cross-company Communication
References and Where to Learn More
You can learn more about design thinking in IDF’s design thinking course.
Alexander Osterwalder, Yves Pigneur, Greg Bernada, Alan Smith: Value Proposition Design. John Wiley & Sons, 2014