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  1. Lis
    Lis at |

    Well said Chris!

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  2. Chris Murphy
    Chris Murphy at |

    Collaboration is key, and innovation doesn’t [always] happen in a vacuum.

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  3. benry
    benry at |

    The issue between Jamie and Jane sounds more like a problem with listening and communication than it being about technical skills/knowledge.

    I think UX folks do need some exposure to technology now more than ever. It’s great if they know how to code (if only for creating more effective prototypes) and should know some basic HTML, Javascript, Ajax, etc. so they are aware of the possible interaction options available to them. It’s also good to learn about platforms (SharePoint, etc.), CMS’s, etc. as these tools as well have implications for our design work at times and aren’t always easy to modify and work with.

    That said, I’ve always been a fan of pushing developers to think and to challenge what they say can’t be done. 9 out of 10 times in my experience they’ve figured out how to do it and thanked me for the opportunity to build a new skill.

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