Articulating Design Decisions: Communicate with Stakeholders, Keep Your Sanity, and Deliver the Best User Experience

Talking to people about your designs might seem like a basic skill, but it can be difficult to do well. In many cases, how you communicate with stakeholders, clients, and other nondesigners may be more important than the designs themselves. Because if you cant get their support, your work will never see the light of dayno matter how good it is.

This practical guide focuses on principles, tactics, and actionable methods for presenting your designs. Whether you design apps, websites, or products, youll learn how to get support from people who have influence over the project with the goal of creating the best user experience.

Walk through the process of preparing and presenting your designs
Understand stakeholder perspectives and learn how to empathize with them
Cultivate both implicit and explicit listening skills
Learn tactics and strategies for expressing the most effective response to feedback
Create the right documentation for your decisions to avoid repeated conversations
Learn why following through is just as important as the meeting itself

Talking to people about your designs might seem like a basic skill, but it can be difficult to do efficiently and well. And, in many cases, how you communicate about your work with stakeholders, clients, and other non-designers is more critical than the designs themselves—simply because the most articulate person usually wins.

This practical guide focuses on principles, tactics, and actionable methods for presenting your designs. Whether you design UX, websites, or products, you’ll learn how to win over anyone who has influence over the project—with the goal of creating the best experience for the end user.

  • Walk through the process of preparing for and presenting your designs
  • Understand stakeholder perspectives, and learn how to empathize with them
  • Cultivate both implicit and explicit listening skills
  • Learn tactics and formulas for expressing the most effective response to feedback
  • Discover why the way you follow through is just as crucial as the meeting itself
  • Educate your stakeholders by sharing the chapter from this book on how to work with designers
Title: Articulating Design Decisions Communicate with Stakeholders, Keep Your Sanity, and Deliver the Best User Experience
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ISBN: 1491921560,9781491921562
Publisher: O’Reilly
Genre: COMPUTERS / Computer Literacy
Date Published:
Pages: 258
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