Expert Voices Interview about the importance of kindness in design

I interviewed an employee in a big design company, and she told me her work details, which prove the importance of kindness in creativity. Her job title is the product designer and has worked for 3 years. She served as one of the designers of creating and editing videos and pictures in the company, and she is also one of the early members of the advanced technology and research team.… Continue Reading »

Interview with a UX Designer about Gaining a UX Job

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I interviewed a user experience designer, who currently works at VMware Inc. in Palo Alto, California. VMware is a worldwide company, providing various products and services for clients, like workspace management, server software, cloud management, etc. She has worked as a user experience designer for designing admin software for four years.

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Expert Voices Interview with Sarah Doody about UX Education

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Sarah Doody is an NYC based user experience designer and product strategist. She works with startups to help them launch their initial product as well helping companies already in market optimize their user experiences. She is the founder of a popular UX newsletter – The UX Notebook. Sarah also teaching about user experience, she co-developed and taught General Assembly’s first 12 week UX course.… Continue Reading »

Expert Voices Interview with Peter Knocke, UX Director and Digital Strategy Consultant

In short, Peter Knocke positions himself as a UX Director and Digital Strategy Consultant. He continuously works with a variety of organizations, ranging from small start-up groups to larger, multi-brand companies. The main selling points that he stresses in his description are that he provides product and business strategy and collaborates with many teams to build and refine digital products.Continue Reading »

Interview with a Sr. Experience Designer

As part of an assignment for my Advanced UXD class, I had to interview a UX professional. Since the majority of my interest in UX goes beyond the realms of formal information institutions such as libraries or museums, I decided to get in touch with a designer that works in advertising creating digital branding experiences for an array of products and companies.… Continue Reading »

Local Projects designed interactive table surfaces to work in tandem with The Pen. Photo Credit: Ed Blake

My Favorite Method (Which Perhaps is Arguably Not Even a Method): An Interview with Christina Latina, Art Director, Local Projects

Local Projects, one of the earliest self-described experience design studios, is responsible for the successful facilitation of the abstract experiences of emotion, memory, and social connection. How then, does Local Projects continue to make successful design decisions while relying almost entirely on qualitative feedback? The answer, it seems, is a familiar one: it depends. I spoke with Christina Latina, Art Director at Local Projects about what goes into taking projects from ideation to their final forms.… Continue Reading »

UX in the United Nations Development Programme

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Hubert Uy is the User Experience Lead at the United Nations Development Programme. He shares with us how User Experience design within the United Nations differs from startups and design agencies. He gives us insights on the U.N.’s bureaucratic evaluation processes, as well as the different design and usability challenges that they face.

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Expert Voices: Diana Sapanaro

I talked to Diana Sapanaro, UX Researcher and Strategist at SoundingBox. The conversation below has been paraphrased from a phone interview.

Tell me a bit about the work that you do. How did you get started in this field?

I went into library school thinking I was going to be an academic librarian, but I realized I was more interested in how people feel and think about tech.Continue Reading »

Expert Voices Interview: Nadaleen Tempelman-Kluit

I sat down with Nadaleen Tempelman-Kluit, the Head of the NYU Libraries User Experience department, to discuss her work at NYU and the role UX design plays in her position.

KD: Your background is in academic librarianship. How did your career path bring you to UX?

NTK: Well, I’m still an academic librarian, so it sort of makes sense that I’m working for an academic library, but segueing into UX.Continue Reading »

Expert Voices Interview: Iris Bierlein

I interviewed Iris Bierlein, a UX Specialist with the NYU Libraries UX department .We discussed her role as a UX researcher, and her interest in qualitative research in particular.

KD: To what degree does your role as a UX Specialist allow you to commit time to research?

IB: I’m the lead on the qualitative research, so thinking about and designing research is a significant portion of what I do.Continue Reading »