We Need to Talk: UX Magazine is interested in starting bigger conversations
At the beginning of the year, we announced an effort we’ve undertaken to help address the central, unsolved problems central to employment in the user-centered field.
We're hard at work on a series of articles and active initiatives we think will lead to useful resolutions to the nagging problems surrounding hiring and getting hired.
There are, however, other issues affecting the employment market and exacerbating efforts to explain the value and range of UX to the outside world. We see taxonomy and the relative immaturity of our industry at top of this list, but want to know if some of you have other ideas.
UX Magazine exists to facilitate in-depth discussions of important topics just like these. We're going to raise our voice a bit to help start bigger conversations that can lead our community toward answers and maybe even some consensus. We need some thoughts from you:
- What are the best issues that the reach and influence of UX Magazine can be used to address?
- What are the best ways to move these important conversations forward?
Let us know:
- Comment below
- Tweet us: “Hey, @uxmag, <your thoughts> http://uxm.ag/142”
- Hit us up on Facebook
- Email us directly: Our Managing Editor, Josh Tyson, is standing by
Also, if you run or are involved with a local UX meet-up or book club and would like to work with us to foster a conversation at a local level that we can bubble up to the international level, please contact Josh.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
Carrie Spates is an Associate VP of Design at Siteworx, an award-winning digital experience agency with deep roots in experience design, web content management, e-commerce, digital asset management, and systems integration. She leads interaction design teams across the country, creating world-class experiences that validate the value, design, and usability of customer experiences while ensuring coherence of services and digital strategy across all digital platforms. Carrie is a champion of design ideas and a dedicated mentor to creative teams, supporting a collaborative approach to cross disciplines.
Matt has over five years of IT experience with specialization in user experience and user interface design. His project/industry experience includes: financial services, telecom, retail, pharmaceutical, utilities, chemicals, healthcare, and government. He is experienced with system implementation projects with responsibilities including concept development through implementation, testing, and go-live. He has specific expertise conducting user research, creating innovative designs, and setting strong usability standards. Before coming to Siteworx, Matt worked for LexisNexis as a Senior Product Designer where he was responsible for promoting user experience within an overall structure of deliverables that integrated the recommendations of the project team regarding user experience.