Category Archives: design research

Design Surveys Group

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Are you a designer (Industrial – Product, Graphic, Digital, Ux, Ui, design thinking, service design, design strategies, design process, design management) and need answers for your design survey?

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Surveys can be in English, Español, Português and get the answers you need.
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Top 10 Podcasts for Designers and Creatives

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Ready for a good listen? A great podcast can provide inspiration as well as a mental break while you work or relax. There’s no shortage of outstanding podcasts for designers and creatives, covering web design, creative life, and much more.

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What is the career path for a digital product designer?

Use this to know if you are in the right title and what a promotion entails. Also use this in recruiting to put someone at the right level when they join.

Why does it start at level 4? It’s based on the Hays Guidelines (An HR thing)

Level 4

Associate UX Designer – Personally contributes towards design goals and deliverables. Has virtually no experience as a professional designer. Has basic skills in general design. Can follow instructions and collaborate with engineers and product managers. Has a good work ethic and attitude. Gets along well with others.

Level 5

UX Designer – Everything in Associate Designer AND has 2-3 years of professional design experience. Has intermediate skills in several facets of UX design including information architecture and interaction design. Can lead small projects and is reliable.

Level 6

UX Designer II – Everything in UX Designer AND demonstrates team leadership and an interest in learning management skills. Has 3-4 years of professional design experience. Solid design skills in most facets of UX. Influences others outside his/her own project. Can lead medium-sized projects.

Level 7

Sr. UX Designer – Everything in UX Designer II AND actively seeks to be a resource outside of immediate project/team/local scope. People will come and ask them for input. Demonstrates team leadership. Above average design skillz. Has 4-8 years of professional design experience. Can lead large projects and mentor 1-2 junior designers.

Level 8

UX Director – Everything in Sr. UX Designer AND can do detailed design critiques as well as mentor/manage designers on a daily basis. Executes on longer range plans. Able to identify, plan, and execute career development for employees. Able to teach team on his/her own initiative. Influences architecture beyond his/her own project. Looks across the organization. Mastery of design craft. Has 6+ years of professional design experience. Is part of the recruiting process on an active basis.

Level 9

Sr. UX Director – Everything in UX Director AND Can fill in for the VP of UX or even the VP of PM if needed. Can do conceptual design and has strong knowledge of the complete ecosystem. Recognized as an influential leader. Manages budget performance on a daily basis. Executes on long range plans. Works effectively to hire and retain talent. Effectively manages employee performance. Influences architecture beyond his/her own project. Looks across the organization.

Level 10

VP, UX – Everything in Sr. UX Director AND is recognized as the leader of the user experience of the product. Works consistently with other leaders in the organization. Builds effective process and standards for the UX organization. Regularly influences/designs the conceptual basis for the products. Is one of the key visionaries of the product direction. Pays for lunch.

Level 11

Chief Design Officer – I’ll have to think about that one.

Notice, I didn’t include UX Research or Testing. I believe that is a different department that probably should be a part of the QA (Quality Assurance) team. But that is a topic for another day.

From Glen’s Blog Commadot.com

From Glen Lipka at Quora

 

20 TED talks for Designers

http://design4users.com/2016/08/15/20-ted-talks-for-designers-inspiration-full-of-thoughts/

Innovating with People – Inclusive Design

Inclusive Design on Innovation for All from Design og arkitektur Norge on Vimeo.

Visit: http://www.innovatingwithpeople.net/innovating-with-people-en/

Follow the Programme Leader Design for all at Design and Architecture Norway at LinkedIn

The little book of “Design Research Ethics” from Ideo

Download - Little Book of Design Research Ethics

DOWNLOAD HERE

General Magic – The movie – The first smartphone before iPhone.

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“Multi-award winning feature documentary GENERAL MAGIC is the untold tale of how a great vision and epic failure changed the world.”

From the editor: First lesson of all: Never, ever compromise your design vision!

 

Visit: https://www.generalmagicthemovie.com/