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Kenya Oduor on Leveraging the UX Toolkit to Show Value

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“Our clients recognize the value of UX goes beyond pixels on a page…Whether you’re inside an organization or partnering, that’s all you can hope for.”

Dr. Kenya Oduor is a human-centered researcher, strategist, and solution designer. She is the founder and CEO of Lean Geeks, a company offering consulting, staffing, and coaching in user research and design. Trained in human factors, experimental psychology and industrial engineering, Kenya previously held roles from User Experience Engineer at IBM to Director of User Experience at LexisNexis.

On Design Chats, Kenya talks with host Rebecca Kalogeris about her passion for designing solutions that are intuitive, effective, and useful. She shares how, as she advanced from a design practitioner to the founder of a consultancy, she applied her UX skills to managing teams and storytelling with clients and stakeholders. The two also discuss:

  • Using the practitioner and strategic level lenses she’d developed to consulting organizations at different levels of design maturity
  • Four core capabilities she looks for to build a strong UX team
  • The best ways to show your cross-functional partners how to leverage the value of UX
  • Challenges and opportunities of being a black woman in IT and tech, and how she advises people of color who she coaches

Design practitioners and researchers looking to demonstrate the value of their design work, communicate effectively with cross-functional partners, and advance in their careers should enroll in Pragmatic Institute’s new course, Business Strategy & Design.

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