The year was 2010 and I was riding the train, unintentionally eavesdropping on a group of people who were loudly expressing how frustrated they were with Facebook’s latest UI update.
It was too much all at once.
Most people knew how to use the old UI, but this new one? It was different. The navigation changed, the colors shifted around, and some items were completely hidden… or so it seemed.
There once was a friend of mine, a religion major, who also touted the requirement, “To believe in anything, I must be able to produce it with quantitative and qualitative effects.” – this thing, he called it by the word, “Efficacy”.
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.
It is very easy to ‘get caught up in the noise’. That is — sometimes, the details overshadow the core- or- the root of why you are doing something in the first place. When you can get to the root of a problem, magic happens.
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…