User Experience is More Than Omnigraffle

From peterme.com:

I suspect that in order to embrace this opportunity, user experience
types will have to put down Visio and Omnigraffle and find other ways
to “deliver”. The most obvious next step is that we’ll need to be more
comfortable writing principles and guidelines, akin to Christian Crumlish’s recent piece for the ASIST Bulletin.

But, as designers, the distinct value we can bring is in
experiential tangibility, and it leads me to wonder, how, as a field,
can user experience folks best engage in the social media dialogue?
Because right now, it’s sadly dominated by douchebags who seem to think that social media = a sexy new form of marketing communications.

Do user experience professionals really think of it all as wireframes and diagrams? Because I don’t – I think of it as helping clients create superior customer experiences. That can mean writing content plans, re-thinking processes, engaging on social media, and any number of other things. It’s not all Omnigraffle.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: