How Being Vulnerable Will Make You A Better Designer

Creative decision-making is all about combining intellect and intuition. The UX profession has done well developing our collective design intellect, but we have relatively few resources for developing our intuition.

Empathy helps us by training our intuition, so we can make better design decisions.

In a very real way, UX professionals are in relationships with the people we create things for. Truly empathizing with them is the only way we can build real a real connection, so we can craft meaningful things.

Inspiration

My biggest influences along this journey have come from these sources. I hope they resonate with you as much as with me.

Slides

I happily got the opportunity to speak at this month’s UX Cocktail Hour, which we hosted at Philips Headquarters and where we had some inspiring discussions around how to use our emotions to design better.

Here are the slides on SlideShare.

"Empathy over Ego" from Whitney Hess

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