Who feeds an experience?

Who feeds an experience?

Awhile back I posted my “Universe of User Experience“, where I wanted to show all the pieces that needed to come together to create a great experience. This was very helpful in educating people on what User Experience was and why all the pieces were necessary. But this did not address the issue of explaining the roles of the people doing this work… So, who feeds these experiences?

Many people still don’t understand the different roles we play as Designers. Some people think “Visual Design”, while others think “HTML Coders”. “Web Designer” is a term that should only be used to describe what you do to your grandparents.

While in the past we’ve had distinct roles, the trend is to move towards “User Experience”, someone who understands many different aspects of the design and development process.

Using the ever so trendy SlideShare, you can view my quick presentation here:

You can download the PDF here.

3 thoughts on “Who feeds an experience?

  1. Great stuff, Jeremy. I especially like slides 8 and 10 and the concept of extending the “six species of Information Architects” past just IA and into overall UX. What would be really cool would be an online tool with the categories/traits in your slides 8 and 10 where you could rate your individual skills and it would somehow classify you into a UX species and contrast you against the design community. Then Sabre, Geniant, etc. could invite candidates to rank themselves online and we could get a standardized idea of where they are in the UXD universe. (Yes, you could accomplish this task just as easily with Excel or with a piece of paper, but where’s the trendiness in that? Plus it would be fun to create a Classifyr logo…)

  2. Keith – great idea!

    I actually had something like this back in my “Explaining User Experience” post: http://www.jeremyjohnsononline.com/2006/08/25/explaining-user-experience/

    If you look at the UX employees “Insta-stats” PDF, it lists a range of items you can grade yourself on.

    Now if you have a spare developer I can borrow – let’s get working on Classifyr ;-)

  3. I’m just a little slow to circle back to my own reality. I’m cleaning out my inbox today and found a link I’d forwarded to myself almost a year ago pointed to this presentation.

    Takes on a whole different perspective after having seen one of your presentations LIVE!

    Great stuff on all accounts. Thanks for your efforts/contributions.

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