classic start interviews
sketch the product together, get them to agree
involvement leads to a smoother process
design layer can come on top easier
takes time and money
breaks the user flow
needs to be learned
ask questions periodically
small guided adjustments
measure and test, monitor
quote from Paul Arden
experience goes against looking for new answers
curious and active
new perspective on old issues
value de client of the client
passionate & dedicated
pleasure not job
look for the right answers
I never had mentors.
Or, to be more specific, they had no idea they were my mentors. However, over time, there were a couple of professionals that made me think, wonder and get inspired by their work, tutorials and original approaches towards years old issues.
Only a couple of them made it from the Web Design list to the UX one and I fully recommend them to you, if you recently activated your radar.
LukeW is an internationally recognized digital product leader who has designed and built software used by more than one billion people worldwide.
Luke is currently a Product Director at Google. Earlier he was the CEO and Co-founder of Polar (acquired by Google in 2014) and the Chief Product Officer and Co-Founder of Bagcheck (acquired by Twitter in 2011).
Prior to founding start-ups, Luke was an Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR) at Benchmark Capital, the Chief Design Architect (VP) at Yahoo!, Lead User Interface Designer at eBay, and a Senior Interface Designer at NCSA: the birthplace of the first popular graphical Web browser, NCSA Mosaic.
Luke is the author of three popular Web design books (Mobile First, Web Form Design & Site-Seeing: A Visual Approach to Web Usability) in addition to many articles about digital product design and strategy. He is also a consistently top-rated speaker at conferences and companies around the world, and a Co-founder and former Board member of the Interaction Design Association (IxDA).
Luke also founded LukeW Ideation & Design, a product strategy and design consultancy, and taught graduate interface design courses at the University of Illinois.
Luke Wroblewski – http://www.lukew.com/
Nick Finck – http://nickfinck.com/
ClearLeft – http://clearleft.com/
Joshua Porter & Joshua Brewer – http://52weeksofux.com/
Jesse James Garrett – https://twitter.com/jjg
Jared Spool – http://www.uie.com/brainsparks/
Crystal Ehrlich – http://crystalux.net/