Embracing diverse perspectives and affirming the value of design

Reflections on UX Week 2016

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This story is repurposed from my blog post published on labzero.com on 8/23/16.

Diverse perspectives

Highlights

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“It’s not your fault, but it’s your responsibility.” — Alan Cooper

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“Don’t design anything unless you have an equal female and male perspective” — Cindy Gallop

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Who wore it better?

“Do we do enough to wear our customer’s shoes?” — Katy Mogal

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Gray used a program called Concepts to sketch alongside of his keynote, as a way to make his keynote on liminal thinking more engaging for visual learners.

“You don’t have to believe it’s true to test [a hypothesis], so try it on and see what happens.” — Dave Gray

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Levy took a fun stab at Jesse James Garrett’s definition of experience strategy: “UX + LSD = Experience”

“Unvalidated personas are bullshit” — Jaime Levy

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“I believe good ideas can be contained in easy-to-understand language.” — Emileigh Barnes

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“Put humanity and art back into the process.” — Nicole Sorochan

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“‘Disrupt’ is a curious term. No one wants to be disrupted. I prefer gradual change.” — Amber Case

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The visual display of information workshop

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“We use mapping to show the exchange of value.” — Jim Kalbach

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“How do we design for people with Autism?” — Steve Silberman

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UX Week 2016 leaned on people outside of traditional design roles for inspiration

Affirming the value of design

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Product designer focused on UX/UI and user research (he/him) claytonhopkins.com

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