It’s not unusual for user-centered designers to feel isolated. In this interview we ask Leah Buley, author of the recently released book UX Team of One, how designers can cross the chasm and co-create.
As the methods driving user-centered designs have matured over the years, it's the fresh perspectives that keep us on our toes. Colin Eagan's Chakra Model gives us a new way to view how we affect our design projects.
Multiple attributes of enterprise software affront the otherwise normal, user-centered design process. Designer and researcher Jana Sedivy explores two tools that she's used to bring the creative process under control.
More commonly used for brainstorming, list-making, summarizing a topic or learning new information, mind maps enable association-based thinking in a non-linear way. Jenny Grinblo shows us how to use them on our product teams to a strategic end.
Organizations shouldn't seek out "do it all" designers; they should find team players. Fabricio suggests that the best of us leave our desks and involve the rest of the team throughout a project's lifecycle.