Doing your best design work doesn’t mean anything if you cannot sell it. Even though we’d all much prefer putting our efforts into actual design work, convincing stakeholders to adopt your design ideas is not an optional skill. It is an integral part of the job.
We’re used to deal with constraints, but often tend to overlook the most important one: practical social skills that are needed to sell our work.
Coming to terms with this reality is the theme of the next meetup:
- Why are soft skills an integral part of the UX job?
- How to collaborate with (sometimes difficult) stakeholders?
- When do you switch between selling (biased) vs. evaluating (unbiased) your work?
Liang Hiah is a user experience designer with a background in human factors and engineering psychology. At Nedap Healthcare, he is responsible for the UX of the electronic health record system. His work involves running a lot of user studies with doctors and nurses, and translating those results into concepts and interactions.
This event will take place in the beautiful ballroom of Rockstart, home of some of the most vibrant startups in town, food and drinks will be kindly offered by Aquent a reputed staffing agency focused in the creative industry who has recently launched their free training course service, Gymnassium
19:00 Welcome: pizza & drinks
19:40 "The UX of doing UX work: soft skills that are essential for collaboration" with Liang Hiah
20:30 Drinks & networking
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