Promoting UX within your company: what is your strategy?
17 Feb 2013 - 12:51pm
9 weeks ago
Hello everyone. I’m back after a long time without posting here.
I’d like to know from you what you are currently doing for promoting UX within your company (besides your normal job activities).
We are a seven months old IT subsidiary startup of a major telecom company in Brazil. There are two UX professionals in the company (myself and a colleague), and our managers already understand the value UX brings (soon we will be hiring another UX pro), but we see a lot of colleagues clueless or expressing misconceived ideas of what we do, why we do it, etc.
From experience, I’ve learned that once high management buys UX, it is much easier for everyone else below to buy it (what is really happening with us.) However, we wonder if we could speed up this process by promoting internal workshops, inviting outside guest speakers to talk about it, etc.
So, what have you been doing – or not -- for that? What was more effective or not effective at all? I’d love to hear your stories and experiences about it.
Thank you all for your inputs! I really appreciate them.