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Even experienced UX professionals often feel that they are not being heard by their clients, managers, and developers. Why? Many such problems come from our desire to be valued for our knowledge and skills alone and to have our expertise respected without question. But this desire conflicts with the reality in which we find ourselves. To overcome this problem, we need to demonstrate that we bring measurable value to the products for which we design user interfaces.
Armed with your understanding of a business and a calculator, here are a few ways in which you can prove your value as a UX professional and get the resources you need—whether budget, UX team members, or more time. Read More
With every project, there are new learnings. Because educational technology, or ed-tech, is one of the fastest growing product domains, I thought sharing my learnings and insights from designing a marketing Web site for Leverage Edu would be of interest to many UX designers.
Leverage Edu is not your typical commercial Web site. Its target users are students who need help making their career choices and university-admissions decisions. The Leverage Edu Web site uses simplified technology that drives streamlined access to the mentors and the leading global universities that best match a student’s particular needs.
Thus, Leverage Edu is transforming access to higher education and democratizing mentorship to accelerate exponential career growth by going beyond traditional systems and helping students to realize their academic ambitions. Read More