You catch more flies with honey than vinegar. Generally it applies to negotiation tactics, but I apply it in a broader fashion. Being nice to each other and saying more positive things than negative is better for everyone. Your work day will be more enjoyable if you talk about what you can do to make things better rather than chewing on the problems that you can’t do anything about. What does this have to do with User Experience? A lot. The way you present your ideas and the way you react to others ideas is critical to productive collaboration and getting buy in from stakeholders.
I’m very excited to publish my first article with UX Booth! Leveraging User Research for More Effective Feature Prioritization Hopefully it is the first of many. Those of you who know me will be familiar with my flexible and pragmatic approach to user experience. In this article, I discuss how you can stabilize a project’s scope and prioritize your features based on what you know about your users. Another tool for you to nail down that moving target. I look forward to reading everyone’s comments and reactions.
Cheers to my fellow women in science and technology! May we always support and nurture each other in our endeavors.