Using Your UX Design Skills on the One Product That Needs It Most — Yourself

Before you embrace this concept, let’s paint a picture. You’re a design consultant and you’ve been hired to lead the user experience for an amazing new product. You walk into a room and are introduced to this fancy product… it’s you.

Don’t worry, the best part is, you already started designing this product long ago, so you know the concept is pretty good to begin with. Only now, with a fresh mindset of being on the outside looking in, it’s time to start using your design skills to redesign yourself.

The Product

For the rest of this article “The Product” will refer to the thing we’re designing here – you.

At a high level, we’re going to put The Product through the following design process to illustrate how you can use your design toolkit on yourself:

  • Set goals
  • Understand your users
  • Start low fidelity
  • Research, gather data, and iterate
  • Take advantage of UX patterns
  • Be agile: Design a starting point

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