We want to hold a company-wide UX event/workshop to inform and educate those around the company (esp. developers, business/product owners, and managers) about the benefits of UX. What is it? Why should we care? What can it do for us? etc.
Just curious: How do you work to convince the client that your solution should be implemented? I know this involves a great deal of "sales" skill, but what about those clients who make you really feel like you are trying to "lead a horse to water but he just won't drink"! There are some clients who will spend so much money on a consultant and never take a step toward implementing.
I work with a lot of developers who give training on the system they
develop, recently they noticed that a lot of their recommendations in
usability issues come from their previous experience training people.
They are trying to setup a system of gathering useful information from
there trainings, they already hold diary during the training in which
they collect :
- Observations of users doing a task
- Observations of a user helping another user
The training is quite long, so they are very hesitant to run usability
tests just behind a training session.
I'm in charge of a 2 day workshop with a bunch of skilled developers
regarding user experience. I want to show that an understanding of the users
interaction flow and the user goals are as important as technical knowledge.
One of the things I want to try out is focusing on a top down approach for
development to break away from the usual focus on the platform and
One idea I have is to split them up in smaller groups, hand over a pack of
feature requests to half of them, and a few user scenarios to the other
I was wondering if anyone has done presentation for developers to show them
why is UX design relevant for them (not just designer's job) and offer them
practical tips. I've found many presentations on why UX is important, but
haven't found a lot tailor to the developer audience. I'm interested in
pratical tips that developers can apply to their work.