I have been very fortunate to work as a Front-End Developer/User Experience (UX) Architect at West Virginia University (WVU) Libraries for the past two years. WVU Libraries has been very good to me – enabling me to get my UX Certification from the Nielsen Norman Group, supporting various initiatives I have championed over the last two years, and so much more. I would be lying if I said that I wasn’t a little sad to leave.
I do have a bright opportunity in front of me to work with a Fortune 500 company’s UX team, so instead of lamenting this change in my life, I thought I would write a blog post in celebration of all the UX memes I have made over the last two years.
Some of them are hilarious, and some of them I’ve found to be very true, but I feel these ten memes specifically speak volumes to the challenges that face front-end, UX, and web personnel. Enjoy!
What I say to stakeholders who want to control and dictate other stakeholder's projects. #agile #lean #workflow pic.twitter.com/zLuOaN6OTv
— Tim Broadwater (@tim_broadwater) April 28, 2016
A good meme for a great read https://t.co/KIODjO1vUw #RWD #UI #webdesign #webapplication pic.twitter.com/XLSOOXKSIw
— Tim Broadwater (@tim_broadwater) April 15, 2016
One of many #designerproblems that happens with #webdesign on the regular. pic.twitter.com/uAxfH7ogzN
— Tim Broadwater (@tim_broadwater) March 31, 2016
This is my annual obligatory #UX #uxdesign #UXresearch Tron post… I only do one a year: "I fight for the users!" pic.twitter.com/TqUlkFFhDl
— Tim Broadwater (@tim_broadwater) March 15, 2016
Jakob Nielsen is my patronus! #nngux #usability #UX pic.twitter.com/SzTibanhyk
— Tim Broadwater (@tim_broadwater) March 7, 2016
When stakeholders ask for left-hand navigations, it's my job to make them aware of other #UI options. #UX #uxdesign pic.twitter.com/m5AJ6gxXiH
— Tim Broadwater (@tim_broadwater) February 24, 2016
This is 100% TRUE!!! #UX #Usability #UXDesign #RWD #DesignThinking #DesignResearch #data #frontenddevelopment pic.twitter.com/aNQvBFDfo8
— Tim Broadwater (@tim_broadwater) December 10, 2015
At work I be like. #UX #UXDesign #DesignThinking #DesignerProblems pic.twitter.com/ZafaLH2BzD
— Tim Broadwater (@tim_broadwater) November 23, 2015
Interesting conversation today wherein #GoogleAnalytics was compared to the Oracle, and #Webalizer to the Architect. pic.twitter.com/v13vXgsJEQ
— Tim Broadwater (@tim_broadwater) September 21, 2015
Just completed my #UX Certificate with a specialty in Mobile Design from the @NNgroup's #nnguw http://t.co/4tl2TQF7X7 pic.twitter.com/zAKOPeRKFg
— Tim Broadwater (@tim_broadwater) May 12, 2015
Thank you WVU and especially WVU Libraries for almost ten years of experience with multimedia design, web development, social media marketing, front-end development, user interface and user experience design in higher education. You have helped make me the UX professional I find myself to be today!