UX Role and Impact on Organizations
by Mariah Hay
Learning about how to be an experience designer is more than just learning about tools and practices. In this course, you will learn what the role looks like in the context of a company, which is just as important as the tools and practices.
What you'll learn
Understanding what an experience designer role looks like in the context of a company is just as important as learning the tools and practices. In this course, UX Role and Impact on Organizations, you will learn about the origins and history of UX. Then, you will explore why the company philosophy matters, and how it affects experience design. Finally, you'll learn UX practices, and you will learn about the entire Experience Organization within a company. By the end of this course, you will have a better understanding of the philosophy, practices, and organizational design that empowers you as the UX Designer to do your best work.
About the author
Mariah Hay is the VP of Product at Pluralsight, a fast-growing enterprise technology learning platform. In her role, Mariah leads six co-located product teams, and challenges and inspires each one to understand the daily life of Pluralsight end users, guiding the design of a human-centered product from the ground up. Under her leadership, Pluralsight successfully launched its technology learning platform in June 2016 and now--just one year later--serves more than 40% of Fortune 500 companies.
M... moreariah has spent her career teaching and advocating human-centered design. Before joining Pluralsight, Mariah served as the director of user experience design for Universal Mind, one of the largest independent digital agencies in North America. She also lead all user experience for AMC Health, and under her leadership, the company developed a remote patient monitoring software that connects with medical devices and clinical services. Prior to that, Mariah served as a professor at Savannah College of Art and Design where she developed and directed graduate coursework focused on interdisciplinary collaboration and the integration of tangible design thinking on all levels of strategy, planning and management.
Mariah earned a bachelor's in art at the College of Charleston and a master's of fine art in industrial design from Savannah College of Art and Design. She continues to share her knowledge and passion for human-centered design by serving on the board of the Women’s Tech Council of Utah and actively mentoring aspiring designers. She is the Founder and Co-Organizer for Ladies that UX Salt Lake City Chapter and Co-Organizer for Product Hive, a community of product managers, strategists and designers that come together to learn, contribute and connect, through volunteer-led opportunities.