An introduction to UX
Date: 2013 November 25
Audience: Digital Content Management - Julie Motooka, instructor (guest lecture, University of Hawaii at Manoa)
I had the chance to give a guest lecture to Library and Information Science students about the basics of UX and my experiences as a professional. My friend Julie was the instructor of this class and wanted to expose her students to different potential career paths they could consider.
I summarized my career and had the chance to try to distill what "user experience design" means to me. It was an interesting exercise, as the definition is still a bit fluid. It forced me to be concise in summarizing the philosophical underpinnings of UX from my training at Carnegie Mellon, while tempering them with the real-world lessons I'd learned. Knowing the audience was mostly LIS students, I attempted to tailor this towards content management, information architecture, and strategy, but also shared my own work in general.
The original slide deck has been edited to include some of my talking points.