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Smashing Conf Barcelona

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Angela Craven is a UX Designer at EffectiveUI. Working from a user-centered philosophy, she helps not only design, but also guide new solutions to user experience challenges that surface throughout research, development and evaluation. Angela is also an abstract painter. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting from Colorado State University and studied information architecture at New York University. She tweets as @DotGridDotCom. SuAnne Hall is a Senior Product Designer at MapQuest in Denver, Colorado, specializing in UX and interaction design. She holds a masters degree in Digital Media Studies from the University of Denver, and is an eternal student of exploring the ever-changing space between digital standards and new trends, and how to transform problems into effective and delightful user-centered design solutions. SuAnne tweets as @Swan5280.

Incorporating More Quiet Into The UX Design Process

Behind every successful design is a dynamic creative team, and it takes all kinds of personalities and skills to get the job done. However, the culture and expectations of a design agency are often largely centered on one outspoken, gregarious personality.

Incorporating More Quiet Into The UX Design Process

Things such as group brainstorming, on-the-fly presentations and open workspaces have become the norm in most design agencies. But the stereotypical extrovert is just one of the personalities that make up a successful team. A lot of people who excel at and are passionate about design — specifically UX design — are actually introverts.


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