How to Coach UX Designers
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Coaching is a popular service offered by seasoned UX designers. Instead of solely focusing on researching or wireframing, many designers take on coaching as a way to make more income and spread knowledge to those who’d like to learn more about user experience design. Coaching involves teaching and mentoring others, informing them of the best UX practices and helping them adapt product thinking into their procedure and workplace.
Coaching is done in many ways, from offering online lessons to visiting the premises and directly helping onsite. The bottom line is that coaching is a great opportunity for experienced designers to teach businesses and individuals how to solve problems by using user-centered thinking.
Here’s the entire UX literature on Coaching by the Interaction Design Foundation, collated in one place:
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