Listening inwards to be a better designer
30 min Case study | Category: Design Practice & Process | Target Audience: This talk is for anyone who designs for experiences or is involved in design, and is relevant for all levels.
Being a good, impactful designer isn’t just about outward listening to uncover customer needs and business objectives, but inward sensing to develop ourselves too.
In our drive to make the world a better place, it can be easy to go too fast, too hard. Yet, UX is a long journey of change, not only for practitioners but also stakeholders who have to think and work differently. To traverse these mountains, UX practitioners have to build emotional and physical resilience in addition to depth of expertise.
Reflecting on the roller-coaster of my UX career, I will distill six areas that designers could listen to, to be human by design – being responsible and compassionate to ourselves before we care for the people that we work with and the people we design experiences for.
Three key takeaways:
- Six areas to pay more attention or awareness to.
- Stories of fear and failure, mettle and mindfulness.
- Tips and questions to reflect on after the talk.