About the Talk
June 16, 2015 2:45 PM
Charleston, SCCharleston, SC
The Seven Deadly Sins…not just the basis for a wicked Brad Pitt/Morgan Freeman/Kevin Spacey/Gwyneth Paltrow vehicle, but also a même as medieval as the Middle Ages. When we work in areas of UX, we sometimes become prone to the Seven Deadly Sins of UX:
Lust: Man, I wish my designs were as cool as Apples.
Greed: We UXers should be responsible for business vision, technical specifications, data architecture, and marketing and branding. It's all UX, right?
Gluttony: I want to do more user research. Just six more months and I’ll be ready…oh, and more visual design comps, more annotation, more moar.
Envy: Why can't I be as famous as Dan Brown or Jesse James Garrett or Jared Spool?
Anger: Developers get all the money, time, and attention on a project. Damn them!
Pride: I think my design is the best that ever was, the best that ever could be.
Sloth: I'll get around to learning Angular.js…one of these days.
This talk takes a lighthearted look at a serious area for us to improve our skills, relationships, and results. I'll talk about why we need to be cognizant of these attitudes and how we can avoid them.