INF 385T Special Topics in Information Science : UX and Product Management
*Class will be conducted in the following hybrid meeting format:
- August–September: online
- October: in person
- November–December: variable, to be arranged.
Final presentations will take place in-person on Thurs 12/7 6:30PM-9:30PM in SZB 2.216.
Build awareness of the Product Management practice, surface shared goals and processes between PM and UX, highlight possible areas of conflict, and discover approaches to forming an effective collaborative relationship.
Why is this course important? The UX industry has grown in the last decade. Companies have been investing heavily in building their own teams in-house. While opportunities for UX practitioners are abundant, they often face a daunting challenge of educating and integrating UX processes in companies that have very little experience with user-centered practices. What will students learn in this course? The goal of this course is to surface the opportunities and challenges new-to-career UXers will face in companies with low UX maturity environments. Students will learn the tools to help them assess their environment, engage with their cross-functional partners, and construct a shared process while continuing to advocate for user-centered practices and user needs.
a sample syllabus draft for this new class can be viewed here: https://www.ischool.utexas.edu/sites/default/files/webform/syllabi/Matt%20Eng%20UT-Syllabus-Proposal-v2.docx
Restricted to graduate students in the School of Information through registration periods 1 and 2. Outside students will be permitted to join our waitlists beginning with registration period 3.