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5 Tips For Talking to Your UX Designer && Why I want to marry my researcher
In November, we will be sponsored by StepStone (https://www.stepstone.de/) and do an evening with two talks. • Why I want to marry my researcher: sealing the deal between Research and Design (by Vishall Jankie) • iPods, Human Stamps, and Cinderella: 5 Tips For Talking to Your UX Designer (by Sebastian Groth) +++ Agenda +++ • 18:30 - 19:00: Arrival, get a drink and socialize • 19:10 - ~19:40: Talk #1 + Q&A • 20:00 - ~20:30: Talk #2 + Q&A • 20:30 - Open End: Socialising +++ Why I want to marry my researcher: sealing the deal between Research and Design (by Vishall Jankie) +++ --- With a background in Design Engineering, methodology has always been strongly present in how I perceive and approach design. The maturing of the UX design profession has seen the rise of a multitude of roles in the field. Though splitting work among specialists has obvious benefits, I want to address for a moment the risks of this evolution. In this talk I want to make the case for an integrated approach for Research and Design in Product departments and how at StepStone we try to ensure that they go hand in hand when creating products. Vishall started studying Aerospace Engineering. Soon he discovered that he missed a creative and human touch in this field. He found this in design. Vishall followed up his Bachelor’s in Industrial Design by a Master’s in Design for Interaction Delft University of Technology. Since then he has applied human-centered design while creating physical products, services and digital products. After 8 years of freelancing and agency work, he has now settled as a Product Designer at StepStone where he’s trying to make better experiences for job seekers and employers. +++ iPods, Human Stamps, and Cinderella: 5 Tips For Talking to Your UX Designer (by Sebastian Groth) +++ --- As UX design has matured as a profession over the last few years, UX designers were given both proverbial and literal seats at the table, integrating them more tightly into decision-making and delivery processes. While UX designers – very reasonably! – had to learn to communicate with developers and stakeholders and to speak "the language of business", I want to highlight that it's not a one-way street. In this talk, I want to use some StepStone projects as examples to give any non-UX designers some useful tips on how best to talk to their UX department. Sebastian studied linguistics at the University of Düsseldorf, obtaining a Master's degree in psycholinguistics and neurolinguistics. Setting out to apply his communications knowledge, he entered the world of digital agencies as a content strategist. He quickly transitioned to UX design, focusing on human-centered design and design thinking methodologies. After five years of agency work, he moved to StepStone to try and help people in also finding a job that they love.

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