Collaboration or Fighting? Ways to use Common Language when working on UX/UI
Working on a product’s UX/UI requires the ability to collaborate with dozens of people: stakeholders, product owners, managers, SME’s, developers, business analysts, etc. The peculiar thing is that all of them have their own goals (personal, professional and those connected with a particular product) and reasons. How to avoid the battle of ego’s, what to consider as the important inputs from clients and co-workers, and when to insist on your own professional opinion — these questions arise in designers’ heads every day. That’s why every UX/UI person must have a clear map of people he’s working with, empathize with them to understand their objections, know the techniques and best practices of communication and collaboration. We’ll talk about how to achieve those qualities, how to teach designers to collaborate better, and what obstacles can be avoided if a designer is a good communicator.