Once a UX Dictator, no longer. Now, a conduit to amazing features.

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This post.  It’s a little interesting that it comes after my previous one.

My previous one was a heart/gut wrenching experience as I was struggling to transition from the traditional UX role to a new way of working.  It’s part leadership-by-learning (from a thousand mistakes).  It’s part ‘letting go’ of the things that I don’t need to control.  A new way to just be.  To allow for others to participate in the creation of the User Experience.

UX in Agile. A bumpy pitted road.

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I’ve been on this journey for about 8 months and it’s been an interesting one.

My family’s life in a pod and my car, then a jump to the other side of the country.  My professional self, going from working within strategy teams and overseeing full-scale projects, to shifting into an integrated role within a mid-sized agile environment, being part of a small UX team, assigned at the core to 2 agile ‘squads’.  The mental shift has been rough.  I’ve been overwhelmed, disoriented, and trying very-very hard to maintain perspective while still being able to focus.  Oh yes – and to retain patience.

Read on to hear a tiny bit about me struggling with Lean UX practices, Agile and Collaborative design.

What is my process? – UX design

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I am a UX (user experience) designer by trade.  I’ve officially been doing so for roughly 5-6 years now, so not a lot of time, but not a small number of years nor experience either.  Presently, I am actively looking for a new group of people to make wonderful solutions with.  I’m excite to venture out and get outside of my comfort zone!

There is this one question that I am getting asked a lot when interviewing:

“What is your process when you do UX?”

Well isn’t that a question to grind your teeth on…