About

Lis Hubert Headshot As an avid lover of great businesses that are not only successful in their industry, but that aim to enrich their customers’ lives, Lis has made it her passion to help companies meet their strategic goals. Using her extensive background in information architecture and user centered design, she works to make the complex simple, and to bring understanding and meaning to businesses in order to ensure their products and services exceed both business needs and user expectations. Lis’ goal is to create meaningful products that people use, that people love using and that make peoples’ lives better.

By utilizing her unique technology based perspective, as well as, her ability to understand complex problems, complex people, and complex organizations, Lis has helped to create these meaningful products for companies large and small. Her most recent clients include innovation divisions of large corporations in the media and foods industries. In these roles, Lis partnered with both senior management and third party teams to help architect and strategize new products that would help each company break into a new market. Not only has she worked with clients ranging from the corporate to the startup space, but Lis has also partnered with talented groups like Moment Design Inc, where she helped concept and launch products like espnw.com, updates to nba.com, and other well known sports iPad applications.

When not consulting with clients, you can find Lis speaking across the globe providing workshops and sessions which help to educate people from all backgrounds on the value of her field. She works to inform others on the appropriate intersections of User Experience, Information Architecture and Strategy with other disciplines, so that everyone can work together to make their businesses better. Lis can also be found teaching industry courses online for resources such as TeamTreehouse.com. Lastly, as an Advisory Board Member for Future Insights events, she is responsible for keeping a pulse on the fields of Information Architecture and User Experience in order to expose new thinking and new talent so that their message can be spread to the larger web community.

In her former life as a “full timer”, Lis worked with industry leader Weight Watchers International to create and enhance their online product offering. Prior to moving to New York, she spent time in San Antonio, where she worked as a User Experience strategist for the United Services Automobile Association (USAA), a Fortune 200 financial services company focused on serving the United States Military and their families. There Lis lead a team of information architects and graphic designers in a 4500 page redesign and was also responsible for defining 18 – 24 month strategic visions for the website. And before it all began, Lis was a web programmer at national insurance leader The Hartford Financial Services Group based in Hartford, CT.

Lis holds a Management Information Systems degree from the University of Connecticut School of Business.


Past Interviews & Appearances

I have been able to spread the word about UX and IA by chatting with others about my points of view. Here are some of my more recent interviews.
Intense Agile Development: From Concept to Complete in 100 days
2013 UX Awards: Who Judged, Who Attended, and Who Won
App User Picks: Lis Hubert
UX is for Jocks: 10 Minutes with Lis Hubert

Lis writes her process on the board at general assembly
Explaining my process to the UX class at General Assembly


Speaking

You can’t change the world if you’re not out in it. I’ve brought my ideas to audiences from New York to Prague and back again. Here are example slides from one of my most popular talks. To view more view my Speaking page.

Writing

Not only do I get to share my views here, but I have written on the topics of UX and Strategy for sources from around the world. Check out one of my most popular pieces below, and for more be sure to check out my articles page.

Agile is Wrong for UX

When something is wrong, it deviates from truth or fact. And I can say, with more confidence than ever, that traditional Agile software development methodologies (i.e. Scrum) are wrong for UX. In order to prove my case, I want to take you back to the inception of Agile (as I have read and experienced it) and its related software development methodologies.
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