Be Round and Pointy: A Guide to Generalizing While You Specialize

This talk will discuss how to balance specialization with well-roundedness. As UX writers and content designers, we often need to fight for our seat at the table. Exploring other disciplines can give us the tools we need to do great, user-focused work. It can also help us prove our worth and become respected contributors. At the same time, specializing in specific areas and becoming experts can make us more valuable to our teams and prospective employers. So how do we do both?

How much should you focus on knowledge from other disciplines to build and improve user experiences? What should you learn to grow your skills? Should you ‘stay in your lane’?

You will also learn:

  • How to use insights from fields like behavioral economics and neuroscience to take your processes and work quality to the next level
  • How to translate cool facts and insights into deeper knowledge of user experience
  • How to gain specialized expertise by learning about everything other than UX writing

Location: Sessions Date: October 5, 2021 Time: 10:30 am - 11:15 am Jack Murray