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Few have had the time or opportunity to get the kind of experience that Arnie Lund has had. Our very good fortune is that Arnie is the very essence of the reflective practitioner, and has the generosity of mind and spirit to turn his own career experience not into an autobiography or a "managing as I see it" book of tips. Instead, Dr. Lund takes a deep and wide look at the kinds of organizations and the different kinds of work that he has seen, from many vantage points, and uses that to engage a remarkable set of colleagues to reflect on, explain, and extend the practice of managing experience design. Arnie has been managing on the edge of the emerging fields involved here for as long as they’ve been emerging. The breadth of his experience and the discipline of his reflection on it makes for a remarkably comprehensive collection of issues.-Dr. Rick Robinson, Research Fellow, Design Continuum, Boston
Lund, a user experience manager who has taught user-centered design and related topics at universities, explains how to be an effective user experience team manager. He draws from his experiences and those of other managers to focus on the specific issues associated with managing user experience skills and leading a team in corporations that are mostly engineering-based. He discusses building, equipping, focusing, nurturing, and creating a high-performance team, including defining a strategic framework, creating team identity, identifying and shaping shared values, growing the team as individuals, dealing with conflict, and balancing work and personal life, as well as transforming the organization. -- SciTech Book News
UX managers lead productive teams, influence businesses to adopt user-centered design, and deliver valuable products to customers. Well, that’s what you’re supposed to do. More often than not, UX practitioners, after having proven themselves effective and successful, are promoted to management positions. Yet, as important as the position of manager is to the advancement of the field, there are no books that specifically address your needs as a user experience manager.
Until now, there has been little in the way of formal training for current and future UX managers and team leaders. User Experience Management speaks directly to the current or aspiring UX manager and to the unique challenges you may face. It outlines a robust framework for how to be an effective UX manager: from creating and motivating a team, to orchestrating product development, to ensuring UX is not compromised, to achieving company buy-in on results―all so you can build your own successful user experience program. Written by Arnie Lund, an experienced UX manager, and containing insights from many leading managers, this provides for current and future managers an invaluable reference loaded with ideas and techniques for managing user experience.
Arnie has an incredible depth of experience in the practice of building, managing, and promoting an effective UX organization. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Marc Sullivan
This book has good advice about managing a UX team but not about the actual UX process. Just want to set expectations. Read morePublished on April 7, 2013 by Hoppaguy
My husband is a software developer who was promoted to manage the web development team for his company last year and found this book to be particularly helpful. Read morePublished on December 27, 2012 by Leeshie
This is a good book which focuses on the management of UX teams. In that respect, it's very good. I was hoping to get something that covered more of the UX process, but this book... Read morePublished on November 19, 2012 by J. Moore
This is a very well written book for people learning about managing UX teams. It starts with team building, interviews, arranging physical locations, then getting recognized in... Read morePublished on June 22, 2012 by Sukru Tikves
Since many user experience (UX) team managers were trained either as artists, designers, psychologists, or software developers, many want and need additional management materials... Read morePublished on June 7, 2012 by CG
This book is only for managers. It doesn't teach you anything that related to UX... I don't understand why that's his name... it is pure management best practice. Read morePublished on February 23, 2012 by G. Madar
When it comes to management books I'm often skeptical about reading something new. The reason being they tend to restate what other books have already covered and don't offer... Read morePublished on June 30, 2011 by P. Greco