The ITX User Experience (UX) team has grown steadily in recent years, not only in number, but also in breadth and depth of expertise. It’s a growth that reflects the continued recognition of the value of UX, and in turn, the investment businesses are making in UX, including research and discovery.
As we have grown, so too has the need to evolve our teams’ norms and practices. More people mean more experiences to learn from, which requires more time that we required to share and discuss our work. This post zeroes in this one area that required improvement – our Design collaboration meetings.
Getting the Vision Right is Hard Work – But It’s Vital to Team Success
A great vision is one that unlocks human potential and creativity by painting a clear picture of what is possible. Stewarding, adapting, and continuously refining the product vision is the top priority of successful leaders because it is a key driver of the organization’s strategy.
Senior UX Designer Antonella Iselli earned her CPACC Certification from the International Association of Accessibility Professionals. She explains the steps that brought her to this point, and how a passion for inclusive design enables her knowledge-sharing with others.
Meetings represent a valuable tool that address a variety of situations. Lead UX Designers Elisa Goyeneche and Shannon Baird provide tried-and-true techniques to bring real value to the time invested in meetings.
In this blog, ITX EVP of Innovation Sean Flaherty explores where innovation comes from, obstacles that stand in its way, and a simple technique you can share with your teams today for capturing ideas that lead to more innovations.
This blog is a refreshed version of the original, which was first published February 15, 2022, on Medium.
In his role as Principal Software Engineer at ITX, John Roets knows the value engineers bring to the table and describes it in the blog below. Leaning on content curated from thought leaders like Amazon’s Jesse Watson, SVPG’s Marty Cagan, and others, John offers words of caution and support to his fellow engineers and their teammates: “If you fail to see beyond technical skill as what makes developers valuable, you’ve got it wrong.”
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