Becoming a More Valuable UX Professional

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.
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(17)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Nov 27, 2017
Duration
27m
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Description
Course info
Rating
(17)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Nov 27, 2017
Duration
27m
Description

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
About the author

Krispian has worked for award-winning agencies in Canada and Australia, and has provided strategic UX consulting for some of the world's top brands. She's keen to improve the discipline of UX, and can be found teaching and speaking about UX strategy and design thinking.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone, my name is Krispian Emert. Welcome to my course, Becoming a More Valuable UX Professional. I am a Senior User Experience Architect. I've worked as a consultant in agencies, startups, and large organizations like Microsoft. I love to talk about UX, and I've presented talks on this subject, Becoming a More Valuable UX Professional, at conferences all over the world. People have told me it was their favorite talk of the conference; other people are asking me questions about this talk months afterwards. I just know that you'll find this topic useful too. In this mini course you will learn soft skills that will help you bring strategic thinking to your work. These skills will help you increase your value as a UX professional, and help increase the value of UX as a discipline overall. Some of the major topics we'll cover include how to approach your work more strategically, tools for effective requirements gathering, including speaking the language of business so that your ideas gain more credibility to 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. Before beginning the course, you should be familiar with working as a UX designer or design professional. I hope you'll join me on the journey to learn to increase your value, with Becoming a More Valuable UX Professional course, at Pluralsight.

The Value of UX + One Tenet
Welcome to Becoming a More Valuable UX Professional. I'm Krispian Emert. Let's start with a course overview. To increase your worth as a UX professional, you need to provide value to stakeholders. To teach you how to do this, I've turned principles into one tenet and three tools to help you increase your value. Speaking of tools, here's what you'll need for this course. All you'll need for this course is a notebook or some kind of computer to take notes. There's no lab portion to this course, and no software that you need to learn. What you'll need to do is listen and apply the concepts to your work. What you'll be learning are soft skills, which employers say are just as important as hard skills. Let's cover what you'll learn in this course. First, we'll start with the value of UX. What do we mean by value? What is valuable UX? You'll learn how to shift your thinking into providing value. You'll also learn one tenet, or overarching principle, that will help you increase your worth and provide value to stakeholders. Finally, you'll learn three tools that underscore the tenet, and that will help you take a more strategic approach to your work, and will act as a north start to help guide your thinking. Let's start with the value of UX.