Coaching Experience Designers
Author: Michael Hawley
Article Published on uxmatters.com
Chief Design Officer, Michael Hawley
If you are a UX leader or the lead designer on a team, it’s likely that part of your job is helping other designers improve their skills. Fortunately, there is a wide variety of resources on the concepts and methods of experience design, information architecture, user research, and related disciplines that you can leverage in educating other designers on the fundamentals of user-centered design. However, fundamentals are just the start. In addition to understanding academic principles, good designers have mastered the soft skills relating to design. They know how to channel their creative energy, they understand how to work with others, they are effective at presenting their work, and so on. As a UX Manager or Director, coaching designers on these softer skills can be a challenge.
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