How do we start to dismantle and rebuild a system that disempowers and excludes by “design”?

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“I don’t know who needs to hear this, but…”

With this portentous beginning to many a well-intentioned post, you can almost be certain that what follows will be some distillation of painfully direct life advice intended to remind people of what’s important. Consider this article a really extended version of…

Making sense of the Madness of User Research, not just the Methods

In the previous installment of this series, we discussed that do not already prioritize the effort. Today, we’ll talk about the importance of other “soft” skills, this time in the area of critical analysis and targeted focus.


A strategy for communicating the value of User Experience Design to internal stakeholders

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This article is part of a multi-part series where I’ll discuss key “soft skills” UX professionals can use to survive in Enterprise that are often the hardest to master and that design schools and boot camps seldom teach.

When I was a kid sitting in math class, my mind would…

Lisa Angela

Design evangelist for better process and education. Hard-core Trekkie. Science and public health nerd.

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