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Becoming a More Valuable UX Professional

by Krispian Emert

In this course, you'll learn how to efficiently increase your value as a UX designer and professional. You'll specifically cover speaking the language of business in order for your ideas to gain more credibility to stakeholders.

What you'll learn

Do you ever feel like your ideas don't have influence or that you don't have control over the direction of a project? In this course, Becoming a More Valuable UX Professional, you'll learn soft skills that will help you bring strategic thinking into your work, and thereby increase your value and the overall value of UX as a discipline. First, you'll explore how to approach your work strategically. Next, you'll discover the requirements for gathering the necessary tools. Finally, you'll dive into speaking the language of business, so you can gain more credibility when speaking with stakeholders. By the end of this course, you'll have learned one tenet and three tools which will be handy mnemonics you can use to improve your value, no matter what the project.

About the author

Krispian has over 10 years of experience in the field of User Experience, working for award-winning agencies in Canada and Australia. She has provided strategic UX consulting for some of the world's top brands including, the NFL, Microsoft, Toyota, Thompson Reuters, and ING Bank. Krispian now consults for various companies as a User Experience Researcher and Information Architect. Krispian is a UX mentor and instructor of information architecture and design thinking at VFS. She's spoken most re... more

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