Tuesday, June 15, 2010

What is a UX specialist?

A UX specialist is the best thing your company never knew it needed.

Remember the day you got your first microwave? Your first cell phone? Your first smart phone? Your first DVR? Remember life before these devices? Can you imagine going back to that? What these devices do for your life, is what a UX specialist can do for your development company.

A UX specialist can make things run more smoothly. A UX specialist will always make a product better, and will make a client happier. They may need some time up front, kind of like how you need to spend time learning and setting up your smart phone when you first get it, but more often than not, the total time spent on the project will be less because all those bumps and kinks get sorted out right up front. Because of this, a UX specialist will make your other team members happier because their job will be easier and there will be less rework.

If you're running your TV without a DVR, you're missing out. If your development company is operating without a UX specialist, they're missing out. You may think everything is fine the way it is, but once you have UX, you never go back.

1 comment:

Aniruddha said...

Hi Angela,

Stumbled upon this portfolio through your blog while searching for few stuffs on Flex.

I must say very well maintained and liked the way you designed it. Nice portfolio. Can't stop myself looking at all of your works.