016 : When the consultant gets interns with Lis Hubert

Lis-HubertI love talking to programmers who no longer spend majority of their time writing code. Having a background in software development bring such a unique and analytical perspective to even project, and that’s definitely true of this week’s podcast episode.

My guest is Lis Hubert, the user experience consultant behind Hubert Experience Design. She was writing Java when she got her first information architecture job offer, and her career has blossomed from there. I talk to her about her experiences in the field and she even shares was it was like to hire two interns at her one-woman UX operation last year.

Entrepreneurship is about working for yourself, and that’s exactly what Lis is doing. There’s great information in here if you’re looking to do the same.

Here’s what we chat about:

  • Information architecture and its relationship to user experience
  • How information architecture is just like traditional architecture
  • How Lis started consulting when she lost her job
  • How to networking, even if you’re an introvert
  • When you hire a UX consultant, what’s the first thing that happens?
  • How things have changed in the UX world in recent years
  • How UX has changed with the introduction of powerful mobile devices
  • How does Google Glass fit into the technological landscape?
  • Bringing interns into a one-person consulting organization
  • Why a thick skin in required when getting into UX

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