We all tend to oversimplify complex things into two competing ideologies: generalist or specialist, objective or subjective, individual or team. This can be useful, but it can also make us think we should pick a side. It also becomes an issue when we try and solve them—calling these things ‘problems’ implies there is a correct answer somewhere. But there often isn’t, and it takes us too long to realise. What if we had a tool that facilitated good conversations about these complex topics upfront? Where the goal isn’t a decision, but recognition? The answer to a question like ‘Should we focus on delivery or quality?’ could simply be ‘yes’. Stephen explains how, using Polarity Mapping.
The UX Mastery community have been sketching up a storm in the Official 100 Day Sketching Challenge. Here is a roundup of the results.
Join Hawk and the amazing UX Mastery community as they embark on a fun 100 day sketching challenge.
Description Reverse It is a simple game that can help a design team get unstuck when trying to solve a problem, or to generate new ideas. Instead of solving the actual problem, the team solves the reverse problem. For example, if the problem is how to increase conversion, design a solution that would decrease conversion.…
Description Role playing is a great way for teams to visualise a solution they have designed. In a role play, team members act out a situation. For example, one team member may act as the user of a website, one as the website itself, one as an external system the website has to communicate with…
Game at a glance: Group structure: Small teams Outcome: Idea generation, breaking a ‘stuck’ design proble Preparation needed?: No Who to involve: Design team, users Description Idea Cards help design teams to brainstorm solutions to design problems. They are good for helping teams think about a problem in a different way to previously. Teams are…
Finding a mentor can have a significant positive effect on career development, but mentors aren’t that easy to come by.
We thought we’d do something about that.
We love books here at UX Mastery. Without a doubt, reading is one of the most straightforward and accessible ways to build up your UX knowledge. Even better is having the opportunity to discuss, question, and confirm your understanding with your peers.
That’s why we decided to start the UX Mastery online book club. With so many fantastic books on UX and related topics, we hope we can give you that extra motivation to get reading.
How can we create more meaning in our everyday work? How can we make routines to contribute to the intention of wellness for people, work, projects, communities and economies for an enlightened future society? Dan Szuc and Josephine Wong introduce seven practices we can use right away to start exploring our responses.