Video Chat with Leah Buley, Author of The UX Team of One

  • December 2, 2013 · 6:30 PM

For our December meetup, we'll be discussing the new book The User Experience Team of One with the author herself, Leah Buley. Leah will be joining us via Skype for live video Q&A! You also might want to check out some of Leah's past conference presentations or Twitter account.

Remember, we have a standing 30% discount with Rosenfeld Media that you can use on this books.

We'll be meeting at Pixo, courtesy of UXCU organizers Melinda, Cate, & Cam. Pixo is located in downtown Urbana on Goose Alley, just west of Broadway and just north of Main Street (directions).

Remember, you can come to the meeting even if you haven't read the book. Hope to see you there!

We're reading this book because many members suggested it. Have suggestions of your own? Contribute them on this discussion board thread.

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  • Brian Z.

    Great prep for the meeting.

    December 2, 2013

  • Karen R.

    You suggest in a couple of places that sales people, call center transcripts, and search analytics can be resources for understanding the user's perspective and needs. Could you talk a little about how you have used them in working with clients?

    December 1, 2013

  • Karen R.

    I liked how you set the stage with the history and evolution of UX. I’ve always found the participatory design movement very interesting. Have you ever worked in a setting in which you were able to actively involve prospective users (for instance, in-house clients) in design activities?

    I know the focus of the book is on “guerilla methods” for the team of one, but have you also been able to do more formal user studies in the organizations you’ve worked with?

    December 1, 2013

  • Karen R.

    I loved the idea of posters and “bathroom UX” in the evangelism chapter. Have you ever thought about creating an infographic tailored to a particular project that illustrates how UX fits into product development?

    I appreciated how thoroughly you laid out the different methods and their foci in Part Two. A lot of what you do seems to not just get people involved, but actively builds a group identity. Do you have the sense that getting people to focus on UX not only improves the product but creates a stronger team?

    You mentioned at one point the value of a formal kick-off. Do you also find that creating polished documents such as the project brief (p. 106) and design brief (p. 154) create visible milestones that give momentum to a project?

    December 1, 2013

  • Melinda M.

    Be sure to submit question for Leah in the discussion board.

    November 30, 2013

  • Kirkwood W.

    Looking forward to the meetup. I'm a UX designer at Volition, doing UX for video games and our internal tools.

    2 · November 13, 2013

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