As a UX designer, every time you start working for a new company, or a new team, you need to earn trust from your manager and peers, by answering the following questions:
- What could you bring us as a UX designer?
- Do you have knowledge or expertise in this field (that the product belongs to), and why are you capable of leading the design directions?
- What are your work styles?
Check out my write-up in Chinese《初来乍到，设计师如何在产品团队中拉高信任值》.
From acting passively to proactively to having a sense of ownership — check out my write-up for this sketchnote in Chinese 《视觉笔记 • 从被动到主动，再到主人翁意识》。
Being able to effectively influence others is very important, if you need to move projects forward with limited resources.
Some say good attitudes = good outcomes. But good managers know that this is not true. Here’s a framework from my coworker on developing people.
At the end of the day, maintaining a healthy partnership is really a balancing act. It’s not about who wins, but find out a way to make all of us succeed.
A very interesting framework on the four methods of decision making learned from my manager Carlo based on the book Crucial Conversations.
A write-up (in Chinese) on how I overcame my fear when speaking in front of a group.
I went to a wonderful panel event with the theme “Yes, I’m Ready. Getting Women to Believe in Their Own Career Preparedness.”, hosted by Leap.ai. Here are notes from this event & answers from these great female leaders.
As a user experience designer, aside from being a advocate for user needs and business objectives, should be a good communicator among different teams, especially if you want team onboard with your design decisions.
When someone asks you to evaluate an opinion she has, or an item she made, it’s very tempting to bla out your ideas, but it’s very important not to do so.