The new UX skills

What is it with user experience CVs? UX has never been about simply churning out wireframes and yet that’s what I’m often confronted with. Obviously, a strong portfolio is really important, as is a strong design rationale, but what I always look for, above all else, is quality of communication. And that’s becoming more important as our role is changing. UX is becoming less about deliverables and more about facilitation. And here’s why.

The move towards Agile development has seen the uneasy joining of two processes that don’t necessarily complement each other: Agile and UCD (user-centred design). The problem lies in two very different outlooks. To developers, iterative means incremental growth, while to designers it means multi-revision and honing of the design – and as a result, the processes conflict.

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