With “Client Centric Web Design” soon to be released the subject matter is at the fore of my mind. As a result I am seeing the themes covered in the book popping up everywhere.
The latest example of this is a .net opinion piece I have just read on the new UX skills. In it the author Lee Allen writes:
The main theme of Client Centric Web Design is collaboration. However where Lee focuses on collaboration between specialists, I look at collaborating with clients. Nevertheless the message is the same, as Lee perfectly sums up:
So what is the role of the UX designer going forward? I believe it will be one of a communicator, an educator and, above all, a facilitator. It will be about possessing the right skills and the passion required to collaborate and solve design problems effectively. Together.