Make Meaningful Work. I love how that sounds, but what does that actually mean?
In Dan’s own words, good energies for a project can be derailed quickly if people do not feel they have a clear understanding of why they are working on something.
Having a clear roadmap and a common goal helps to remove extraneous opinions and egos, and allows a team to work collaboratively towards a common goal.
Dan will use this session to examine some of the elements and skills which might be employed to encourage healthier ways of working. Consider things like challenging assumptions, setting up conditions for success, and creating workspaces that encourage better collaboration.
In his ebook From Sleepwalking to Sparkle, Dan uses his own stories to highlight some of the issues that he sees facing project work today. Take a coffee break and have a read – you won’t regret it.
- Where: Our dedicated ‘Ask Dan’ Slack channel (You’ll need to request an invitation if you haven’t yet joined our Slack channel)
- When: 6:30 pm Tuesday 2 August PDT or 11:30 am Wednesday 3 August AEST
(or find out what time that is for you)
Meet Dan Szuc
Dan (@dszuc) is a Principal Consultant at Apogee, as well as the co-founder of the UX Hong Kong conference. He has been involved in the UX field for 25 years, and has been based in Hong Kong for 20 years.
Dan has lectured about usability, user-centred design, and user experience globally. He co-wrote The Usability Kit, an implementation guide providing best practices and guidelines for usability teams, and he holds a Bachelor of Science in Information Management from Melbourne University in Australia.
He recently published a book on Global UX with Whitney Quesenbery.
How to Ask Your Questions
If you can’t make the live session but have questions, we’d love to collect them ahead of time and we’ll ask Dan on your behalf. You can submit your questions here. We’ll publish the responses (along with the full transcript) in the days following the session.
Here are a few questions to get you thinking:
- What sorts of things can actually go wrong if we don’t put effort into working in a meaningful way?
- Are there some practical things that we can do to ensure we’re working mindfully?
- What does the ideal project work environment look like to you?
How does Ask the UXperts work?
These sessions run for approximately an hour and best of all, they don’t cost a cent. We use a dedicated public Slack channel. That means that there is no audio or video, but a full transcript will be posted up on here in the days following the session.