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The User Experience Team of One prescribes a range of approaches that have big impact and take less time and fewer resources than the standard lineup of UX deliverables. Whether you want to cross over into user experience or you''re a seasoned practitioner trying to drag your organization forward, this book gives you tools and insight for doing more with less.

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The exigencies of modern product and Web development mean that projects are often understaffed. When the understaffed designer is you, your success depends on knowing where to cut corners and where to apply a full-court press. This clearly written book shows you what works and what wastes time. It will help you become that well-tempered UX team of one who can be great while doing the impossible. --Alan Cooper, founder of design firm Cooper and author of The Inmates are Running the Asylum

Leah Buley was instrumental in opening my eyes to a more effective approach to UX design. Her lightweight, practical, and collaborative approach not only molds a better user experience but also helps to engage and educate non-UX colleagues. --Paul Boag, host of the Boagworld Web Design Podcast

This book will be a godsend to the lone UX wolves working in startups everywhere. --Janice Fraser, cofounder of Luxr.co and former CEO of Adaptive Path

Leah Buley was instrumental in opening my eyes to a more effective approach to UX design. Her lightweight, practical, and collaborative approach not only molds a better user experience but also helps to engage and educate non-UX colleagues. --Paul Boag, host of the Boagworld Web Design Podcast

This book will be a godsend to the lone UX wolves working in startups everywhere. --Janice Fraser, cofounder of Luxr.co and former CEO of Adaptive Path

About the Author

Leah is a design strategist for Intuit, where she works on the future of business and personal finance. She speaks and writes about techniques for spreading the reach of UX inside of organizations. Her work spans a variety of industries, including media, mobile, financial services, education, and non-profit. Before joining Intuit, Leah was an experience designer for Adaptive Path, a pioneering UX consultancy. Her work at Adaptive Path focused on collaborative approaches for UX design. Prior to Adaptive Path, Leah was a user experience team of one in a handful of companies, including Barclays Global Investors, where she championed firm-wide education and adoption of user experience design practices. Leah has a master''s degree in library and information science from San Jose State University and a bachelor''s in American studies from Barnard College. When she''s not working, you can find Leah at the dog park with Roku, the cutest dog ever.

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coffeescripting
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If you only do one thing.....
Reviewed in the United States on April 22, 2018
UX, while less new than many thing, is still a field where it feels really hard to grasp the basic concepts and get a good overview of what the field has to offer. This can be incredibly frustrating for newbies getting into the field (I fall in the first category),... See more
UX, while less new than many thing, is still a field where it feels really hard to grasp the basic concepts and get a good overview of what the field has to offer. This can be incredibly frustrating for newbies getting into the field (I fall in the first category), experienced UX designers attempting to get others onboard, and UX skeptics who don''t understand the value or resources needed for the field.

As someone who wanted to get a better idea of the field for a career change, I was looking for a book that would provide a comprehensive overview of the UX field, especially since many places don''t have an established UX system. For me, the User Experience Team of One was exactly the resource I was looking for. It provided and overview of the field, ways to advance personally and professionally, and most important - it also talked about how to advocate within your role if you are the sole UX Designer in an organization.

The main chapters which talk about design, research, and testing methodologies among other topics, also provide helpful tips for remote workers, ways that you can bring your coworkers into the UX design process, and a "if you only do one thing" section for the time-pressed professional.

I took off one star due to the fact that the book unfortunately is very small, leading to many of the images being incredibly tiny and hard to read. It makes a nice, light book for my train ride, but hard to read in practice.

Overall, if you only do one thing when trying to get an overview of UX.... read this book.
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brewmeisterbean
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It''s like the Swiss army knife of UX books
Reviewed in the United States on January 23, 2020
I love this book. So much that I initially bought the Kindle version and ended up buying the hard copy. I will use it as my roadmap during any project I undertake. As someone who is trying to start their career in UX Research and/or Design, I love the "If you only do one... See more
I love this book. So much that I initially bought the Kindle version and ended up buying the hard copy. I will use it as my roadmap during any project I undertake. As someone who is trying to start their career in UX Research and/or Design, I love the "If you only do one thing" sections at the end of each chapter. It helps someone like me to quickly choose which research method to use if I am feeling lost. Well done!
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Sean M
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Great resource not just for solo UX teams
Reviewed in the United States on June 19, 2018
Buley''s writing is accessible and engaging, and the highly practical nature of the book makes it very useful. I'' highly recommend anyone interesting in UX (not just the solo practitioners referred to in the title) read it. That said, it''s easy to get lost in the... See more
Buley''s writing is accessible and engaging, and the highly practical nature of the book makes it very useful. I'' highly recommend anyone interesting in UX (not just the solo practitioners referred to in the title) read it.

That said, it''s easy to get lost in the last 2/3rds of the book with the vast array of techniques she covers. Probably best to read the first few descriptive chapters, and then put it on your desk/quick-access bookshelf as a sourcebook to refer to when you need to know how to approach a specific UX task.
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Elizabeth
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Great for UX''ers and those who aspire to do UX
Reviewed in the United States on January 27, 2017
Very helpful for both remote/contract designers as well as on-site, in house designers. Even if you work for a company with a lot of designers, this company provides a bunch of helpful methods and insights as to ways to take more ownership of product design. Also recommend... See more
Very helpful for both remote/contract designers as well as on-site, in house designers. Even if you work for a company with a lot of designers, this company provides a bunch of helpful methods and insights as to ways to take more ownership of product design. Also recommend for people working in related fields (product or project management, engineers, viz designers, etc) who''d like to introduce more UX practices into their team or make a transition in their career without going back to school. The beginning is a bit basic but has lots of useful examples and ideas for integrating into product development.
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Apparently works great for a UX team of one!
Reviewed in the United States on March 9, 2017
I''m starting to do UX in a company where there hasn''t been any UX designers before. And I am a newbie myself.
This book has been of tremendous help in guiding me through the whole UX process. And it offers great tips for those working as the only UX guy.
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SJenius
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Perfect for me!
Reviewed in the United States on July 6, 2017
I''m definitely the first UX designer in my new job and this has been a lifesaver. It has great resources for building a team and getting everyone involved in the process. It is more a resource for workshops for brainstorming and developing user requirements, along with a... See more
I''m definitely the first UX designer in my new job and this has been a lifesaver. It has great resources for building a team and getting everyone involved in the process. It is more a resource for workshops for brainstorming and developing user requirements, along with a brief overview of dealing with different "clients" within your company. If you''re looking for a guide to managing and integrating UX projects this isn''t the book you need.
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A Rucker
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As a UX Team of One I found this book ...
Reviewed in the United States on January 17, 2018
As a UX Team of One I found this book really helpful and since reading it I''ve seen plenty of improvement in my working relationships.
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Laura-Jane Cunningham
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Quick, dirty, and method driven
Reviewed in the United States on February 15, 2014
Use this book if you need to be completely flooded with techniques on conducting UX (mostly) on your own. This book is written for people just getting started, but it''s great for UX practitioners (like me) who find themselves introducing user research into a team... See more
Use this book if you need to be completely flooded with techniques on conducting UX (mostly) on your own.

This book is written for people just getting started, but it''s great for UX practitioners (like me) who find themselves introducing user research into a team that knows the benefits, but has no clue how to execute and scant patience.

You may recognize a lot of the techniques, and most of them are geared for quick and dirty implementation. I encourage you to read the table of contents, as all discussed techniques are listed there.
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Daniel Blundell
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Invaluable
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 6, 2014
Absolutely brilliant from start to finish. This book has some sterling advice, clearly based on real experiences and provides practical solutions to the aspiring UX practitioner, as well as the more experienced professional. Personally I found the practical tools the most...See more
Absolutely brilliant from start to finish. This book has some sterling advice, clearly based on real experiences and provides practical solutions to the aspiring UX practitioner, as well as the more experienced professional. Personally I found the practical tools the most helpful out of any book I''ve come across. Being able to apply good user experience techniques fits hand in hand with understanding the theories so having some real templates, guides and tools to get others involved in the process of user experience design is incredibly helpful. Alongside the theories and tools, this book finally provides guidance and advice on getting others involved in the user experience process. These ideas and guides don''t just apply if you''re working on your own as a freelancer or contractor but work equally well if you''re the only person in a team or organisation that seems user experience as something to care about. Whether you''re someone interested in learning more about user experience or already a practicing professional in the field, I highly recommend you get a copy of this book. It''s worth more than it''s weight in gold.
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Nikolaos Georgiadis
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A must-have.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 6, 2020
Amazing book! One of my best purchases for 2019 and for sure in my top 3 for UX. The author doesn''t only explain a variety of procedures to choose from for your project, implies them also on the concept of "team of one". Have to say though that even if it''s easy to follow I...See more
Amazing book! One of my best purchases for 2019 and for sure in my top 3 for UX. The author doesn''t only explain a variety of procedures to choose from for your project, implies them also on the concept of "team of one". Have to say though that even if it''s easy to follow I wouldn''t suggest it to a COMPLETELY beginner. It has a kind or introductory "101 UX" chapter but that''s not what this book is about.
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louise
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VERY GOOD
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 16, 2017
Love this book so much, use it as reference all the time. The visual examples are excellent, the depth of process is clear. Can''t live without it. Thank you for publishing this =)
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Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 13, 2016
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Superb compilation for UX teams of one everywhere
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 9, 2015
Attended a UX workshop run by this author - She was just planning this book then, and the result is great!
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The User Experience Team of online One: A Research sale and Design Survival Guide outlet sale

The User Experience Team of online One: A Research sale and Design Survival Guide outlet sale

The User Experience Team of online One: A Research sale and Design Survival Guide outlet sale

The User Experience Team of online One: A Research sale and Design Survival Guide outlet sale

The User Experience Team of online One: A Research sale and Design Survival Guide outlet sale

The User Experience Team of online One: A Research sale and Design Survival Guide outlet sale

The User Experience Team of online One: A Research sale and Design Survival Guide outlet sale

The User Experience Team of online One: A Research sale and Design Survival Guide outlet sale

The User Experience Team of online One: A Research sale and Design Survival Guide outlet sale

The User Experience Team of online One: A Research sale and Design Survival Guide outlet sale

The User Experience Team of online One: A Research sale and Design Survival Guide outlet sale

The User Experience Team of online One: A Research sale and Design Survival Guide outlet sale

The User Experience Team of online One: A Research sale and Design Survival Guide outlet sale

The User Experience Team of online One: A Research sale and Design Survival Guide outlet sale

The User Experience Team of online One: A Research sale and Design Survival Guide outlet sale

The User Experience Team of online One: A Research sale and Design Survival Guide outlet sale

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