UX Role and Impact on Organizations

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.
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(28)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Nov 30, 2017
Duration
1h 35m
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Description
Course info
Rating
(28)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Nov 30, 2017
Duration
1h 35m
Description

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
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.

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Course Overview
Learning about how to be an experienced designer is more than just learning about tools and practices. Understanding what the role looks like in the context of a company is just as important. In this course, we will focus on understanding the philosophy, organizational design, and practices that are needed to empower the UX designer and product teams in order to do their best work. To better understand this, we will start the course with the history and evolution of user experience followed by the current employment landscape. Throughout this course, we will be talking to product and experience leaders and practitioners, Nate Walkingshaw, Chief Experience Officer, Gilbert Lee, Chief Product Officer, and Audrey Thrasher, Product Manager, to get a behind-the-scenes look at Pluralsight's experience design department, using them as a case study to better understand the philosophy, practices, and organizational design in the context of a company that has adopted a human-centered approach to product development.