Remote Usability Mentoring
So, your company has gotten the message about usability. Perhaps youíve added "user experience" responsibilities to two of your UI developersí performance plans. Or youíve assigned one of your technical sales staff to collect some user data. Maybe you've even devoted headcount to a new hire with a degree from a usability-related discipline.
But you wonder, will your usability effort be world-class? Will it be worth the investment? And -- a different question -- how will you know if it is or is not?
Your software developers, QA testers, and marketing staff all have qualified managers. In fact, they probably also have senior managers, directors, and VPs to lead and evaluate their efforts.
For your usability staff, you could hire a senior usability professional, but at a fully-burdened salary of maybe $175,000, um, well, youíve gotten the message about usability, but maybe itís a bit early to drink the Kool-aid.
Hereís another option: Remote Mentoring services from The Usability Team. For a fraction of that fully-burdened salary, you can get your budding usability team the benefit of ongoing guidance from an experienced, talented, and educated usability professional. Consider hiring a principal from The Usability Team to help your team mature more quickly and make fewer errors along the way.
Mentoring services from The Usability Team are available in three different levels and are priced in two tiers: teams of three or less and teams of 4 to 8. If your team has more than eight members, please contact us.
Usability isnít rocket science, but it isnít just common sense either.
A new usability team requires thoughtful, practiced caretaking.
You can't expect novice practitioners to succeed in an enterprise environment without the benefit of experienced guidance. We can help you grow your newly established usability team into a confident, fully-functioning component of your software development effort.
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