Design Management

User Experience (UX) topic overview/definition

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What is Design Management?

Design management is a large and complex field with many sub-types of management involved. Many UX designers will want to pursue design management either directly or indirectly within the scope of their careers. By introducing yourself to the concept of design management you can begin to understand what aspects appeal to you as an individual most and then begin to steer your career in the appropriate direction.­­

Literature on Design Management

Here’s the entire UX literature on Design Management by the Interaction Design Foundation, collated in one place:

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Design Management (An Introduction) - Taking Charge of Processes and People

Design Management (An Introduction) - Taking Charge of Processes and People

Design management is a complex field; it doesn’t relate to a single design discipline and the exact responsibilities attached to a design manager will depend on the organization they work for, the size of that organization (and the tier in the hierarchy at which the manager operates), the industry they work in, the current market position and to...

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  • 1 month ago
6 Blind Men Walk Into a Bar… The UX Punchline

6 Blind Men Walk Into a Bar… The UX Punchline

The blind men of our tale begin their day in a bar. They are drinking together when a man runs in and says; “I have a problem! I have found this amazing creature but I don’t know what it is!”Unfortunately, for our befuddled zoo keeper – there are no customers in the bar except the blind guys. However, emboldened by the beer, they offer to give t...

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  • 7 months ago
Stand on the shoulders of giants and follow international standards

Stand on the shoulders of giants and follow international standards

Design can be very subjective. This leads UX practitioners facing criticism and a lack of credibility when dealing with other more scientific disciplines. Fortunately, you can rely on international standards to refer to and easily bridge the gap. The ISO 9241 Standard for the Ergonomics of Human-System Interaction is directly aligned with...

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  • 1 year ago
The Tipping Point in UX Design

The Tipping Point in UX Design

The Tipping Point was postulated by the best-selling author MalcomGladwell. He wanted to examine change in society and he concluded that extreme changes happen both quickly and unexpectedly.He came to the conclusion that new ideas can spread virally; in the same way that diseases can spread in epidemic patterns. That there was a “tipping point” ...

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  • 2 years ago