Tim Broadwater, Morgantown resident and employee at Leidos, writes a book about User Experience during the COVID-19 self-isolation.
MORGANTOWN, WV. – July 22, 2020 – As the state of West Virginia is emerging from self-isolation and practicing social distancing due to COVID-19, local resident Tim Broadwater has written and published a book about user experience (UX).
When Broadwater was informed in March that Leidos employees were to work from home, he felt lucky that he still had a job. Working from home was an adjustment, but after the first month he felt frustration with being stuck inside and the self-isolation. Knowing that there are only so many puzzles one could do, and only so much streaming media one can watch, Broadwater wanted to better utilize his time at home.
Broadwater always wanted to write a book about what he learned during his career in software and web development, and share advice on what he had learned. Broadwater set out writing a book aimed at giving advice to younger professionals entering the field of design, software, and user experience.
Broadwater describes the book titled “UX FMK: User Experience F**k, Marry, or Kill” as an easy-to-understand book about UX, which provides advice to employees working in businesses, organizations, and nonprofits. The title of the book is derived from recognizing the “oh f**k” moments in one’s career, embracing good behaviors for the long-term, and how professionals are killing their careers.
After UX FMK was published Broadwater donated a copy of the book to the main branch of the Morgantown Public Library System (MPLS), where patrons can rent the book free with a MPLS card. The book is also available in ebook, print, and soon to be audiobook formats through Amazon.com… as well as a Goodreads giveaway: