September 2, 2011
I've been in web development since 1999. In the early days, the webmaster/web designer was responsible for creating interfaces that was user friendly. Today UX'ers must think above and beyond the product. They must test the product before product release. UX involves market and user research, competitive analysis, heuristic evaluation, persona creation, user centered design, information architecture, interaction designer, visual design, prototyping, usability testing, metrics and analytics.
I'm a UX Information Architect for Perficient (nasdaq: PRFT), a consulting company specializing in UX, web and application development. I have a Certificate in UX and Usability (CSUF-2011). I'm hoping to network and learn about new things.
I'm glad there is a focus group in OC. I would be nice to have participants share their ux topics/issues.