- Lead discovery and planning
- Conduct fast UX research
- Use a transparent design process
- Test designs internally before they're “complete”
If you're the only user-experience voice on your team, you're constantly balancing your time between selling its value to your organization and improving your own design skills. Fortunately, you'll be on your way to achieving both outcomes quicker if your process is inclusive and cross-functional.
Leah Buley knows how to get you there.
In this Next Step seminar, created in cooperation with Rosenfeld Media, Leah captures strategies to help small teams structure realistic processes that integrate with their existing workflows. In this seminar, she will walk us through a repeatable process for any team to follow, whether in-house or remote. You'll get practical discovery and planning techniques, plus some tips for collaborating with colleagues on UX research, design, and testing.
Lead discovery and planning
- Involve cross-functional team members early with a UX questionnaire
- Collaboratively determine what needs to be done for the state of the product
Conduct fast UX research
- Plan realistic studies that effectively and objectively assess customer needs
- Audit competitors' websites and applications to find delightful interactions
Use a transparent design process
- Create design deliverables in a low-fidelity, iterative way
- Capture ideas from strategy-focused workshops in sketches or prototypes
Test designs internally before they're “complete”
- Solicit actionable feedback from your team as you're designing
- Get your organization thinking about UX more often
Even if you’re on a teeny design team—or the solo voice at your org—you can make great UX designs.
Leah explains what you'll learn in this 90‑second preview…
While we’d heard of Leah’s work, first at Barclay’s and then at Adaptive Path, we really weren’t aware of her talents until we saw her present at the IA Summit a few years back. We’d walked into her session—the largest room at the conference venue—to discover the only place to sit was on the floor, right up near the front. It was that full.
Within moments, we knew why. Her delightful presentation style, along with her in-depth expertise, made for an intoxicating session. We just couldn’t get enough.
At the same time, we’d been hearing great things about the approach Adaptive Path was using for their design workshops. Teams everywhere were telling us how it was pushing the envelope on their design capabilities, delivering better results than ever before.
In 2009 and 2010, Leah’s full day workshop, and her featured talk: How to be a User Experience Team of One, were among the highest-rated both years. We knew having her talk more about the Team of One concept—a challenge many of you face— would make for a great virtual seminar.