Problem to be solved:
Educate a company of 150 about User Experience Design
People affected by this problem:
Developers, GIS analysts, business unit managers, technical architects, and salesmen
High level steps taken to solve the problem:
- Started researching the level of competency when it came to UX design across the company. This was done through having a dozen or so conversations with people in different roles.
- Discovered the overall company had very little and some instances no knowledge of what UX design encompassed or how to work with a designer.
- Started with the basics and created a quick list of points of what to expect out of and how to work with a designer. I passed this information to each project leader I began to work with.
- Created a book list for those who had more interest in UX
- Created UX Design group on Yammer to share UX tips, tricks, and articles
- Held a few brown bag lunches to get the word out the company had a designer
- Created a UX 101 site as reference that talked more in-depth about UX process and gave the examples of what to expect at each step of the process
- Created a icon search engine called Icon Alley to curb the prolific icon snatching from the web without regard to copyright infringement
- Presented at the all in-person company meeting twice which is held at a different location each year.