What is the role of UX design: A conversation with a UX designer

I interviewed a UX designer recently. He has been in UX field for many years both in China and UX. He was kind enough to speak with me about his experience and design philosophy and also give me some ideas of how to finding a internship in UX field.

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Meet Antoinette Colaizzi, A Champion for the User

As a UX Researcher and Strategist, Antoinette Colaizzi has over 20 years in the field leading design and research efforts for Web-based, mobile, and desktop applications.  She is currently a managing consultant at IBM Watson Health and an IBfeature-2M Design Thinking practitioner.  We spoke recently about her career journey from systems engineer through the early days of “usability”, and the path to User Experience.  Continue Reading »

Putting the Reader First: A Conversation with Dante Meick

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I recently sat down with Dante Meick, lead designer at Atlantic Re: think, the creative marketing department of Atlantic Media, publisher of The Atlantic magazine. As technology evolved, Dante learned the UX tools that would allow him to optimize digital experiences and other mobile products that give their users the best possible interaction with content.

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User Research VS. UX Design

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I interviewed a UX designer who is working in a cloud computing company which is providing services to other enterprises. The interview lasted for 18 minutes, from the interview, I learned how a UX designer work in a typical day, what’s the role of a UX designer in his company, the challenges a UX designer faced, and how UX designer communicate with users, etc.… Continue Reading »

Asking Why: A Conversation with Faith Bolliger

efcf0a9b-20ed-43d9-91a1-7e8e02923886Faith Bolliger is the Head of Service Design at AKQA, a global design agency with offices in North and South America, Europe, and Asia. Faith began her career in UX fifteen years ago and, over the years, she has held a variety of in-house and agency positions in both New York City and San Francisco. Faith was kind enough to speak with me recently about her experiences working in UX, the skills she feels young UX designers should have, and some of the opportunities and challenges facing the UX community today.Continue Reading »

From Analog to Digital: A Conversation with Laurie Sadow

LaurieLaurie Sadow is an UX strategist and researcher with over 30 years of experience.  She began her career learning graphic design with a focus on print.  As technology evolved, she learned the UX tools that would allow her to focus on her true passion – optimizing digital channels and products designed for the user to have the best possible interaction

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Crusader for Usability Testing: A Conversation with Dave Lumerman

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“People understand the concept, but they don’t understand that it has to be done.” 

I recently sat down with Dave Lumerman, the in-house usability tester at New York Life. Over the 15 years he’s been with the company, he’s evolved into user-tester after a career in animation, advertising illustration and web publishing. His approach has always been user- focused.Continue Reading »

UX and Happiness: An Interview with Pamela Pavliscak

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Pamela Pavliscak is a design researcher who specializes in emotional intelligence and positive design. She is the founder of Change Sciences, a research think tank that investigates the way people experience technology in order to ensure that client companies provide the most positive experiences possible. She is currently writing a book, Designing for Happiness, to be published later this year.… Continue Reading »

The Normal Abnormality of UX: An Interview with Pablo-Alejandro Quinones

I recently spoke with Pablo-Alejandro Quinones, who works as a UI Designer at TheLathe (part of Greyhealth Group [ghg]), a “digital design and development company focused on helping healthcare organizations utilize technologies to connect patients, caregivers, and professionals.” We talked about the early days of UX, the importance of communication, and inspiration boards.… Continue Reading »

On User Research, Analytics, and Usability Testing: An Interview with Taimour Azizuddin

TA HeadshotI recently spoke with Taimour Azizuddin, who has a background in Media Studies and works as an independent consultant–doing user research, usability testing, and various media analytics–for early-to-mid-stage startup companies. We talked about the unpredictability of his work day, the need to “speak the language” of co-workers who come from different discipline backgrounds, and the importance of working for a company whose values match your own.… Continue Reading »